What Are Your Attachments?

Father Gerard’s homily today was a profound one. I bet most of us wouldn’t consider binge watching shows on Netflix or an obsession with our favorite sports team as attachments. Maybe we should rethink that.

Do activities like sitting in front of your TV or tablet for hours under the guise of “me time” cut into time that you are called to spend with family and friends, building relationships? Do they cut into time spent in prayer, or adoration of the Blessed Sacrament?

Activities that we may consider “good” could be keeping us from something “greater”, like answering God’s call. Just think about the young man described in today’s gospel, Mark 10:17-30, who asked what more he needed to do to get to heaven and his sullen demeanor after Jesus told him to sell all he owned and follow Him.

I spent a good portion of my Saturday in front of the TV watching various sporting events and eating food that was not good for my health. What did it earn me? Regret. I missed out on Bingo Night at our parish school, a fun night that brings families together. One of Jack’s buddies won $400! Now that would’ve been something to see.

Good thing there’s another Bingo Night in a few months. I’ll be there instead of focusing on attachments…

Internal Conflicts on Easter Sunday

Even though I’d sworn off working another Confirmation Mass, I’d still have to face large crowds at Mass and all the internal conflicts that come with them. The Easter following that fateful Confirmation Mass, our 11:30AM team was up. I’d worked one Easter before, in Wichita, and I arrived that morning expecting chaos and wondering […]

Ushering Outside my Comfort Zone

Once we settled into life as parishioners at Church of the Resurrection in Wichita, we wanted to get involved. Jennifer signed up for Children’s Liturgy of the Word and I became an usher. What possessed me to do this? I’m an introvert. I’ve never been comfortable walking up to people and asking them things. Being […]