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Hannah M. wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a situation that I need help with.

My family has gone to a Baptism and taken our car but left me here because I had a terrible headache when it was time to go. They won't be back all day so I can't get to Mass however I feel almost totally better now but feel guilty about the fact that I can't make it to Mass.

There's a Catholic parish down the street from me — about a 15 minute walk — that will have Mass in a couple hours but I'm sheepish about going because it's very cold and I have asthma that is triggered by the cold.

  • Are these just excuses because I don't feel like going today?
  • Should I just suck it up and walk to Mass?

Hannah M.

  { Are these excuses because I don't feel like going to Mass or should I suck it up and go anyway? }

Paul replied:

Dear Hanna,

It's sounds like you're asking us to judge your motives; but only you can attempt that.

Only you can discern whether it's reasonable for you to take the 15 minute walk in the cold with your asthma.

The obligation must be weighed against the good of your health.

Paul

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