The biggest drawback to living a rural life is that I am unable to go to weekday Mass. The grace of assisting at Mass is so great that I would go every day if I was able. Yesterday, I had to go to the city, so I made sure that I timed it so that I could go to Mass, and celebrate the Queenship of Mary. It is said that every Mass you hear will go with you to judgement and plead for your pardon, and that it wins for you a higher degree of glory in heaven, and that it is the most powerful atonement for your sins. Now, I have a lot of sins to atone for, as I was away from the church for about 35 years, so I think that I need to hear a lot of Masses! Many Catholics don't attend weekday Mass because of their jobs. If it were possible for you to attend an early Mass before going to work, would you go? I made sure that at my new job, I requested that I don't work on Saturday, which is the only day that the priest comes to say Mass in our little town. I would not take a job that didn't allow me to go to Mass; the state of my eternal soul is much more important than my temporal well-being on earth.
31 Be not solicitous therefore, saying, What shall we eat: or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? 32 For after all these things do the heathens seek. For your Father knoweth that you have need of all these things. 33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. 34 Be not therefore solicitous for tomorrow; for the morrow will be solicitous for itself. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.
Matthew Chapter 6
Matthew Chapter 6
Leave your temporal affairs in God's care; do what is right and according to the Holy Will of God. Seek your reward in the Kingdom of Heaven, not on earth.