PUT GOD AT THE TOP OF YOUR LIST!
I use to be addicted to all kinds of self-help and new age spiritual books! Reverting back to Catholicism has been the best self-help and spiritual growth program EVER.
I heard the church bells from St. Teresa of Avila Catholic church calling me back several years ago while out on one of my morning runs (yep, use to be addicted to running too and addictions are distractions that pull us away from God) but it still took a few years before I actually went back. My neighborhood is right next to the church.
God planted many seeds, including many varieties of fruits and flowers. Designed to help me put Him first. But I had to take the steps to enjoy His gifts.
Reconciliation is one of those gifts, which I have to admit I didn’t understand the fullness of in my less mature days, provided the healing power of God that could be found no where else in my life. Do I still stumble? Absolutely. Do I still have things to tell the priest at confession time? You can be sure I do.
In a secularized society it isn’t always easy. With the help and love of Jesus, The Holy Spirit, The Blessed Mother Mary, with the saint and angels, I am inspired to keep God first!
Grace be with you on your journey!
P.S. I STILL LOVE THOSE CHURCH BELLS!