This morning while praying before Mass began, I saw the Mass as a feast, a treat, an opportunity of a lifetime because I get to be united with the loving Lord again, a momentous occasion, an awesome privilege, a life-changing grace.
I remember maybe a couple of decades ago, when there was going to be a stride summit held near my area, I thought that's going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event with five of the best stride pianists in the world getting together to give a concert. I just had to attend that. I even took a leave from my work to do it (resulting in a loss of pay later).
Today, I'd rather attend one Mass than a thousand of these concerts. By the way, that concert wasn't really a once-in-a-lifetime event ~ the performers came back the following year to hold a stride summit II.