got 3 minutes?
thursday . march 26
Three minutes a day can give you 24 hours of peace.
3-Minute Retreats invite you to take a short prayer break right at your computer. Spend some quiet time reflecting on a Scripture passage.
Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the retreat. After each screen, a 'Continue' button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on. If you are new to online prayer, the basic timing of the screens will guide you through the experience.
Matt Weber shares his reflection on today’s retreat:
I’m often annoyed to hear people my age have stopped going to Church because it’s “boring.”
Whether their complaints are with the music or the homily or the age and demographics of the community, my answer always is: “Parts of the Mass can always be improved, but it’s perfect in the Eucharist.”
I never tired of the traditions and preparation of the Mass that conclude with receiving the Eucharist—to me, it’s the most precious moment of my week.
This Lent, I encourage you all to rediscover and be fully present when receiving the body or blood of Christ. To not lose sight of the beauty and perfection, sacramental grace and profound experience in this age-old tradition of becoming closer and more like Jesus. At times, focus less on what’s wrong with Church, and more on what’s not just right, but perfect.