It’s that time of the year when young adults begin their launch into college life, new jobs commence, and everyone’s schedule become bombarded with sports and social events. The “-ber” months are around the corner, meaning people are already thinking about the holidays!
Times like this we also see that our pews in Church on Sunday are not as full as they could be and that can be due to a number of reasons. One of those reasons are the countless distractions in life, keeping busy with a bunch of what that we need to do. From experience, we can be afraid to be still because it will force us to be in touch with the Who we should really be placing all our attention on: God.
Deep inside, we hunger for the one who satisfies every longing, who brings peace to all our unanswered questions. He is found where he is found – at the altar of the Word and Eucharist. It’s there where we are nourished to our core, but we need the eyes of simple faith to recognize that need. When we participate in His life found at the Mass, we are sent on mission to recognize and serve him in the person right next to us. Dare we tap into that sincere hunger deep in our gut and our hearts.