The other day I blogged about a great message from Archbishop Dolan of New York who wrote about the need to attend Sunday Mass. The last four days I’ve spent a rather unmentionable amount of time watching college basketball, I absolutely love March Madness, and the Mizzou Tigers.

However, as I was reflecting back on the past couple of days, and all the fun I had sitting in the TV lounge with 20 other seminarians for hours watching basketball, I was left with a definitive conclusion. The best part of the last four days was not any of the amazing buzzer beaters, Cinderella stories, or even Kansas losing to the University of Northern Iowa (although this is probably moment #2). The best part of the last four days was being able to attend Mass each of those days and receive the sacrament of the Eucharist.

As fun as sports and the camaraderie surrounding them can be, they can’t even come close to the Eucharist. So if you’ve got something on your mind, or you are struggling with your faith, or maybe you’re good with your faith but are having trouble with discerning God’s call in your life, go to Mass, receive this blessed sacrament, your life will be changed. If you think everything is great, then, go to Mass, and receive this sacrament in thanksgiving for the many gifts God has given you.

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