Hey, I am wondering if people can maybe help give me some insight into my situation. For the past four years I have attended church every sunday and have not missed one sunday mass–until today and last Sunday. Even if I was really busy with school work, I would attend church services.
However, now things are becoming worse. I’ve been having health problems constantly for the past several years, and they have severely affected my energy level and sleeping patterns. The past few weeks my sleeping patterns have completely gone downhill. My health problems also, to a more limited degree, have affected my physical flexibility, and my back problems. In any case, last week I didn’t go to mass because I couldn’t even get out of bed until 1 p.m., even though I had 10 hours of sleep. Today it was somewhat similiar, except that I couldn’t go to sleep until 6:30 a.m. and I slept in until 1 p.m.
At random times in the day I get really tired too, and I collapse on my bed or on the ground and just stay there for hours, and I don’t have the energy to get up and do things.
Also, last Tuesday someone from my church called me and persuaded me (in truth, against my will) to do Eucharistic adoration. I normally don’t do this, but because she needed a substitute, I agreed. Well, come this weekend my health problems got really bad and the whole adoration thing totally slipped my mind, and I forgot to go, which I feel really guilty for–not because I wasn’t with Jesus in the Eucharist (I think God understands why I didn’t go) but because I might have inadvertently forced an adorer to stay longer.
Anyhow, if you could just please pray for me and maybe give me some helpful advice and maybe tell me if I horribly sinned by missing mass two weeks in a row.