I look to my situation, the trials I'm facing, the uncertain future, and take great solace in going to mass, spending time in prayer with my Lord, and reading scripture. I then reflect upon where I was at, this time last year with these things, of which were not really a big part of my life at all, and even though last year at this time, things were seemingly much more secure in many areas of my life, I still was pretty miserable. Now, things are rather chaotic, have been for quite some time, and the difference here, I'm taking them to our Lord instead, I'm keeping very active with my prayer and church life, and I'm finding a great deal of peace, in spite of the situation at present, which is in contrast to how it was before.
I then reflect upon my room mate, he told me originally he's a die hard christian, now finding out, he really doesn't go to church, he on occasion listens to televangelists, and the rest of the elements in his world, are about the world itself. I then reference who I was then, and now, and realize, in a way, I was worshiping self, and this directly correlates to my church attendance. Church itself is a big priority in my life now, it's not something I do on the side, I make special accommodations to insure I'm there, and even though there are plenty of times when it's inconvenient, it's top priority over all things. Looking at his situation, he has a lot to deal with, trust me, a lot, and he's doing it entirely on his own, in his own mind, and without God, and this again correlates to lack of church attendance. I've urged him to join me at mass, even urged him to attend one of the protestant churches as well, for he told me he went to the latter, but instead, doesn't quite figure out that it needs to be "the" priority in his life, especially due to the struggles.
I'm now concluded here, upon reflection to all that I know, that do, or do not go to church, that non attendance, where it is no longer a priority directly correlates to one not interested in God, only themselves, and not taking a little time out of your week to attend church drives this home, either way, the fact remains. If you do not go to church, you are worshiping of self, if you do go, it's not going to guarantee it, but at least that's a huge indication you can show outwardly that you are not of the world, your trust is in God, and that what troubles you, you are bringing to him in prayer.