Monday, January 21, 2013

Things always happen for a reason...

Now I never ever post about my faith on here. It's something that has always been so up and down for me. Plus I find it to be an extremely personal thing. But yesterday was such an interesting day, I felt the need to record it.

J has been trying to get me to go to Mass for weeks now. I've always come up with an excuse as to why I can't. Even though, I know I SHOULD go, since you know I'm getting married in the Catholic Church and all.

Finally this morning, J convinced me to go. I don't really know how or why, but I got out of bed and got ready and waited for him to come and get me. In a way, I was excited because we were going to Mass at the parish we are getting married in, and he had never seen the inside of my church. Which I think is absolutely beautiful (but really what church isn't?)

I always preview the day's readings, just to get a feel for the morning. I gasped when I realized that the Gospel that day was going to be the story of  how Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding in Cana. I thought to myself "WEIRD! Out of all the days to come to Mass, we come on the day when the reading is the wedding story. What a coincidence." I didn't think much of it after that.

As the Mass went on, other things occurred  The Psalm readings were all about giving yourself to the Lord and not worrying if you've made mistakes. My priest's sermon was all about how it's never too late to change your thoughts and to allow the Lord a place in your life. That the Cana story teaches us about Jesus's flexibility and how things can always change for the better if you believe. One of the songs we sang was asking the Lord to help us open our eyes, ears, and hearts.

It's the most touched I've ever been at Mass. I felt at peace when I left, something I haven't felt all week. I've always fought my faith (if that makes any sense) and today I didn't feel like I had to.

So I don't think it was a coincidence that this was the first Mass I chose to go to in a long while. And it just cements my belief that everything always happens for a reason.

Funny how that happens isn't it?





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3 comments:

  1. I seriously LOVE this. I way too often go back and forth and it is so refreshing to see that I'm not alone.

    Just found your blog and I love it!

    astoldbykendahl.blogspot.com

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  2. Everything happens for a reason.

    ~Shanay~
    www.myuniquegirlz.blogspot.com

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  3. Everything happens for a reason. I tell myself that every day. :)

    Allison
    http://allisonbc.blogspot.com/

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