Our busy culture has us hurrying from one place to another at all times of the day. Unfortunately, this can be unhealthy as it can cause unneeded rises in stress levels and blood pressure – even anxiety. We even sometimes forget what we are doing and why we are doing it! A pause is necessary. The same is true in our spiritual lives. We hurry into Mass and hurry out just as fast — sometimes even faster! Far too many of us feel the need to leave Mass right after receiving Communion – before Mass is over. This is an unhealthy practice for our spiritual lives. We have just received Jesus Christ Himself. We need to spend some time with Him and with our community of faith to properly give thanks for the gift He gives to us. I invite each of us to not be in such a hurry. Please stay for the entire Mass — it is so worth it! Do we not owe that much to ourselves and to Jesus?