I didn't do an Ash Wednesday post. By way of recap, I attended church and received ashes at St Francis' on Lonsdale Street. This year I've decided to use Lent to sharpen up a number of areas of my life, including as regards the vocation that I find myself answering. As well as that, I've settled on attending Mass twice weekly and Confession once weekly.
I haven't mentioned this before, I think, but for many months I've self-excluded from Communion. That is, I didn't feel I could seek absolution because of the way I was living my life. You can't be absolved, after all, if you have no firm will to cease sinning. And no absolution = no communion. Fair enough.
Well, on Friday I attended Confession and received my penance, which I've performed. And this evening I found myself at Mass at St John the Baptist in Clifton Hill.
|St John the Baptist church, Clifton Hill, Melbourne, Australia|
Why on earth did I stay away so long?