Why Go to Church Anyway?

Photo Credit: Tim Wilson via CC Flickr
Photo Credit: Tim Wilson via CC Flickr

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 priests 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!’

Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!


  1. Bad analogy…. How can we be spiritually fed if we don’t put into practice what we are been reminded of during every sermon? Food is one thing…. “spiritual food” is another. If we don’t exercise and use the energy that food gives us when we eat it, then our bodies accumulate fat, calories, and eventually get sick. If we don’t practice what is preached from the pulpit, we would also get “spiritually fat” and “get sick.” In my opinion, it is a waste of time if I don’t remember to apply what is being taught. Therefore, I think we would use our times better by going out of our way and feed the hungry, visit the sick, clothes the naked, and take care of “the least of these.” Going to church is not going to do it. Have a good day.

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  2. My church is a very small one. Our Sunday congregation usually numbers around thirty people. We replenish ourselves in our faith. We pray for others, and we discover outlets to help people in our community. The atmosphere is centered on our love for Jesus and ways to live his commandments of loving God and our neighbors. It is a time to remember why we are here.

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