It made my heart glad to see how packed the church was today for Ash Wednesday. I usually only see it this packed on Easter and Christmas. I remember looking at a survey a while back that named the 5 least religious states in the country and New Hampshire was among them. I was shocked and apalled to learn this. "Lord, this has got to change. Please help us. Can you imagine living in a state that is one of the least religious? No wonder I have such trouble finding people who want to talk about You.!" My assumption is that "least religious" means fewest church attendees, whatever religion they may be. It concerns me because one of the Ten Commandments is:
-Keep the Sabbath Day holy
We have a lot of Catholics in our state, I'm guessing that many of them are non-practicing or the numbers wouldn't have been so low. Vermont did even worse than us. That is why I was so pleased to see that the church was so packed for Mass [and it's a large church]. Still, I have been praying that the Lord will lead people back to His House and praying for the conversion of our state and New England in general. Imagine how pleased the Lord would be if every church in the country was packed to the gills every Sunday. They should be full if we are truly a Christian country, shouldn't they?