Make God a priority
I was standing in line for confession a few days ago. In front of me, stood a mom and her two daughters. The youngest daughter, who couldn't have been more than 9 years old, went into the confessional and came out a few minutes later. Then their mom went in, and the two daughters waited. The oldest daughter seemed to be quite nervous about going to confession. Her little sister turned to her and said, "Don't worry, He was really nice."
In that moment, tears came to my eyes, because I knew that in every way this girl was talking more about Christ then the priest, even if she didn't know it. Although the priest was very kind, it wasn't him who I was there to see. It is Christ Himself. I think so often that we forget that. We worry about the judgement from the priest or that he is going to think less of us.
The truth is, Christ in His gentleness wants you to come, He longs for you to come to the sacrament of confession, to mend whatever has been broken, to pour of His love and mercy on you and to give you the graces that you so need to continue on in your daily life.
My sisters, have you ever thought about the ridiculous lines at the malls? Especially when stores were opening back up after Covid, people stood for hours to buy the latest gadgets or items of clothing. People even have camped out all night sometimes to get the newest things!
Would we ever do that to go to confession? Would we ever do that to go to mass? Would you camp out all night, if it meant that you would receive something far greater, than whatever this world can give you?
I think it's time for us to truly reflect on our priorities and see what we place as valuable. If it's been a while for you, make an appointment to go to confession this week. If you can, go to mass more than just on Sunday! Make God more of a priority in your life. He is waiting desperately to see you.