In my country, it’s mothers day this Sunday. However, as we all know, one is supposed to go to mass on Sundays.
My mother, who unfortunately isn’t very devout, wants me and my brother go to out and eat and celebrate on Sunday. I tried to tell her that I always go to mass on Sundays, but she wasn’t happy at all, telling me things like how much she has helped me with stuff in the past, which is very true, and why then I can’t do this for her. Going to mass would be kind of un-thankful to her, if that makes sense. However, I don’t feel like I want to loose my salvation either.
I hate being in this situation. I just planned to go to mass as I always try to do, and then something like this happens. I don’t want to harm my family relations either, and my brother tells me that we as Catholics are supposed to hold up relations as well. I am not sure if this overrides mass obligation though.