I’m making myself DO more, because I’ve been in a depression and haven’t been doing much besides sitting around having a pity party. This week, I’m joining in the Five Minute Friday writing group. If you’ve not heard of Kate Montaung and her Five Minute Friday gang, click on the button above my post.
This week’s word prompt is: GATHER
Every Sunday, we gather together at Mass. Last Sunday, it had snowed and iced so much that only half of the usual members weren’t able to gather with those of us with 4-wheel drive or those of us who live close enough to dare to leave home.
Whenever we go to Mass, I am filled with the Holy Spirit and covered in God’s Grace. This group of people that are gathered together is my family. We’ve been going to St. Lawrence since we moved to town and it’s home. Many faces have changed over the years, and we’ve had a few changes with our Church leader, our Priest. Things have been calm and there has been drama, too. Either way, these people are my family. Daniel and I go to Mass to praise God, to thank God and to ask God for His mercy.
Some people say that a person doesn’t need to go to Mass in order to be a good person. I’ve tried that – not going to Mass – and I can tell you that I need to go to Mass. I need to gather with my Church family so that we can pray together; so that I can visit after Mass with my family members. These are people of all ages, all colors and backgrounds. We are God’s people. We gather together weekly and on Holy Days.
Gather. I need to be with my family. I need to belong and need to help others feel that they belong.