Going To Church Versus Not Going To Church

WITH Christmas Midnight Mass and other church services being held across the country, the time is perhaps suitable to introduce this piece about a churchgoer.

A churchgoer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday.

“I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But, for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them…So I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”

This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time, my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But, I know this….

“They (the meals) all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”

1 Comment

  1. If you regularly attend a Church and you feel dry spiritually, time to have a word
    with your (1) pastor (2) with the Lord, it may be sometime that one might consider .
    visiting other Churches (not always a good thing). The ultimate consideration, be
    Baptized, be filled with the ‘Holy Spirit’ keep reading your Bible, then see what happens.
    Be Blessed my friends – Lift Jesus higher. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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