The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Afterthought

I don’t think most of us would admit to worshipping false gods, but I do think most of us do whether we realize it or not. On Sunday, we heard Jesus say, “You cannot serve two masters.” Most of us try to serve just one (Jesus), yet we get very distracted by others. You might be thinking, “Psshhh… That’s not me!” But hear me out.

On Sundays, does your schedule work around Mass? Or does Mass work around your schedule? Are you making sacrifices in your gifts to the Church, or are you giving from your surplus? How much time do you spend on social media versus how time you spend in prayer? If God is an afterthought, there is another god ruling your life.

Most of those things aren’t inherently sinful, and don’t lead us away from God; however, they aren’t exactly leading us to Him either. This Lent, let’s work on letting God be God.