Friday, July 3, 2009

I Got Schooled

Sure did - by an elderly gentelman walking into Mass. He was ahead of me, but I caught up to him quickly; he had stopped to rest on his cane for a moment. I didn't want to insult him in any way, but I felt I should stop and ask if he needed a hand getting inside. He pulled an electrolarynx from his pocket and used it to tell me, with a smile, "No, I'm fine. I just need to take a moment." The image of him struggling to make it to a weekday Mass impressed me a great deal though. Most mornings, I can't make it because of work or activities with the kids...but on the mornings that I am free, why don't I always get there? Jesus is there, anxious to be with me - me! And I have something more important to do? I've got to get my head on straight.

1 comment:

  1. Shane Kapler! How the heck are you? Your blog post really spoke to me! I have absolutely no excuse for not going to daily Mass. I work at a Church as a youth minister. Yet, "I've got to get my head on straight" as well. Hope all is well with you!

    God bless!
    Tim Burke