Why do we go to Church?
- Dear Respected Moderators and Readers:
This message is forwarded by one of our Parish members to me and I
think it is suitable to publish in our Forum.
Thank you and May God Bless us all
Respectively Yours in Christ,
Fr. David Cjeruthottil
St. George's MSO Church
Why go to Church?
If you're spiritually alive, you're going to love this! If you're
spiritually dead, you won't want to read it. If you're spiritually
curious, there is still hope!
A Church goer 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 do know this They 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!' When you are DOWN to nothing.... God is UP to
something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and
receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual
All right, now that you're done reading, send it on! I think everyone
should read this! 'When Satan is knocking at your door, simply say, '
Jesus, could you please get that for me?'