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…

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