N ONE OF HIS BLOG ARTICLES, Dr. Lucas Tappan spoke of how dedicated we should be to our Church work. He then said something to the effect of: “If you come home exhausted, unable to give yourself totally to your wife and children—too tired to say nightly prayers with them—you’re in this too deep.” And in 2013, Andrew Motyka wrote as follows: “There is a balance that all of us who work for the Church need to find, especially those of us who have families at home. For myself, I constantly remind myself that music in the liturgy is my job. Yes, it is a job that I love, and its connection to my faith naturally gives it a deeper meaning in my life than another job might. However, it is not my vocation. My vocation is to be a husband and father, and if my job interferes with that, then something is amiss.”
We must remember that.