[quote="triumphguy, post:1, topic:295690"]
I woke up this morning and it was my first thought.... ":eek: I missed Adoration"
Now I feel terrible about it.
I don't believe the Eucharist was left alone since a lot of people go on Friday night.
I went to mass this morning as usual for a Saturday and asked for forgiveness..
My friend, you have nothing to feel terrible about. You didn't IGNORE your commitment, you forgot in the rush of caring for the precious family God has given into your care. God isn't angry. It's no sin to forget.
If you spoke with a priest, I will assume that not only did he 'forgive' you for your mistake, but that he also suggested you forgive yourself as well and let it go. If he didn't, shame on him! And if he did, trust him and stop feeling badly.
Remember that Jesus gave us a model of service, and you were not present at adoration because you were indeed serving your family. If you asked Jesus to choose which was his choice for your Friday evening, do you seriously think He'd have taken you from your family? I do NOT mean skip adoration by any means! I, too, value my time before the blessed sacrament.
However, balance in all things is a virtue, and becoming so involved in the work of he parish can be overdone to the detriment of one's family. We've all seen some church 'backbone' folks who spend more time at church events than with their children. Not good. Pray for discernment, by all means, but don't let church tasks get in the way of your family time would be my advice.
DG,I also like mid-night hours when I was generally alone in the divine presence. Bliss.