This past weekend I opted to go to church at St. Rose. Not my home parish but I really enjoy Fr. Dave Ross's sermons. To my surprise, Fr. Howe gave mass Saturday night. His opening words to the sermon have been rattling in my brain:
"If you were offered a $1,000,000 to skip mass next weekend, what would you do?"
Fr. Howe was giving us a modern day option Christ offered the man who wanted to join Him in his journey from Mark 10:17-30. Reading it in the gospel sometimes seems surreal and it had to be easier for them. But when Fr. Howe updated it for our time... wow!
I tell you I have thought this over and over. I love the Lord. I want to be a good Christian and follower. But I didn't have an immediate answer to turn down the million. The guilt for my indecision is indescribable. It still is.
What woud your answer be?