The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Distance

Sometimes, we can let stuff get in the way of our friendships. Maybe it’s baggage. Maybe it’s someone’s inability to apologize (maybe that someone is you). Maybe it’s new friends or relationships. And maybe, it’s physical distance because one of you moved away. Even in an age of technology with communication literally at our fingertips, “distance” can still be an issue.

This is also true for our relationship with God. We can let things—people, school, work, sin, etc.—get in the way. Sometimes we want to be kind of close to God… but not super close because that requires a lot of work. What does this look like? Going to Mass irregularly, going to Mass but not participating, avoiding Confession, or simply not talking to Him in prayer. Luckily for us, God is the most forgiving being we know. We just need to let Him bridge that gap. Stop letting things get in the way.