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Or why we would not want to reduce religion to a private practice and not proclaim the good news with other Christians.
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I am trying to mull over and understand the difference and reason why we would want to praise with other Christians and not alone in our house. Why do we say community rosaries when we can say the rosary at home? Why community Mass when we can read the bible at home?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by bonn777 at 2:09 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Steff107 at 2:10 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Being around people who believe the same way, gives you the opportunity to share with each other, and learn from each other. Also, I know for me, going to church uplifts me. It gives me a good feeling and an energy that staying home and studying does not. It is a safe place to be. Out in the world we face so many attacks against religion and against our individual beliefs (many families do not share the same beliefs anymore, causing contention at times), having that outlet is a great blessing to me.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by bonn777 at 2:21 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:26 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by bandgeek521 at 2:28 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by bonn777 at 2:36 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Because we are the church - we are the Body of Christ. God's will is done through the Body of Christ with Christ as the head. And a relationship with Christ involves a relationship with all those He loves. Think about it, what's one of the first thing an abuser does? Separates someone from the community and others who love them. God is not abusive - a true loving relationship necessitates our involvement and participation with others.
From a Catholic perspective, Mass is much more than reading the Bible. While it's true Christ is present in the inspired words of the Bible - He is also there in the celebration of the Eucharist. Catholics celebrate Mass as a "communion of saints" we celebrate with the entire Body of Christ, those here on earth and those in heaven.
Answer by eringobrough at 2:42 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:42 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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