Lately I feel like I’ve been inundated with negativity and hostility, and I found myself in quite the doldrums, questioning my faith and just frustrated with it all.
Then this morning, I decided to go out to Adoration, and within minutes of settling myself in front of the Blessed Sacrament, it was like all the negativity and grayness had just been swept away.
So, I decided I would try to spread the joy I received to everyone else. Let’s have a lovely positive discussion on what it is we love about this faith (and please, no backhandedness).
I’ll get started. Obviously I love Adoration and spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. There is a certain peace that comes from sitting quietly before Jesus and just being there, and it cannot be replicated anywhere else. No matter how terrible my day has been, I always leave Adoration feeling like I’m a little bit lighter.
I’ve also been reflecting a lot on Confession, and what an incredibly beautiful gift God has given us in that Sacrament. Having grown up in a family where forgiveness was the exception and not the rule, once I chose to believe that God provides us with unconditional love and forgiveness, it was like I opened a whole new door to my life. I hear Catholics talk about how much they dislike Confession, and I just want to share my enthusiasm, help them see what they are missing.
What about you? What part of this faith fills you with so much joy you want to share it with others?