Back then, I was super thankful that Mass was only an hour long. There was only so much of going through the motions that I could take. Sit. Stand. Kneel. Respond. Get in line. Say Amen. However, there was one Mass a year that really tried my patience. It was the Easter Vigil. One that I attended went on for almost 3 hours. I was on the verge of becoming an atheist.
Then, we have the readings. These words from Scripture are meant to captivate us with stories from our history. They are stories of creation, war, trials, and rescue that span different eras and generations. They remind us of the long and winding journey that we all take and that culminates in the Resurrection.
Malcolm Zara is Assistant Coordinator of EPIC Ministry.
Malcolm works full-time at St. Michael School as the P.E. and Elementary Religion and Science Teacher. In his spare time, he enjoys procrastinating and finding loopholes in life. (Just kidding...mostly.)
Favorite Scripture: "Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened unto you." Matthew 7:7