Why bother with Church anyway?

TOT with John Angotti!

It was a great night at Abel’s Mexican Restaurant in Verdi!  Twenty young adults shared burritos and songs with Catholic singer and songwriter John Angotti.

What’s the connection?

With church and your life?  “If you don’t have a relationship with Jesus on Monday, then what you do on Sunday is not going to really make a difference.”

John shared stories and wove his inspiring music into a great conversation focused on the theme Why Bother with Church Anyway?

It gives us all a great opportunity to ask ourselves the same question by reflecting on our commitment to living as disciples.  We are made in God’s image and that means living in community.  For us as Catholics, that call is lived out by gathering for worship.

All of life needs to show we love God.

“In the end, I think we won’t be judged by how much money we had in the bank… I think we’ll be judged by how well we loved.”

So it’s a daily surrender… an everyday way of living and praying and moving through our lives that will illustrate our commitment to faith and relationship with God.  How we choose to answer that call depends on how much we are willing to give.

What a great reflection for Lent!

Here are a few questions to take to prayer as you continue the journey toward Easter:

  • Why should I bother with church?
  • Do I really need to show up on Sundays?  And when I do… how well do I participate?
  • What changes am I willing to make?
  • What do I need to do to grow closer to God?

Peace on the journey!

About Monique Jacobs

Director of Faith Formation at Catholic Diocese of Reno; I believe in the connectedness of all people and take joy in my faith. I'm always looking at what else God has in store and where the next invitation to growth will come from.

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