Why Do You Go to Mass?
November 12, 2014
Filed In: Faith
Why do you go to Mass? In our lives, the intent behind an action is sometimes more important than the action itself. What are your motivations?
Intentions matter, a lot. You can do something very good with bad intentions. For example, you could help resettle a refugee family so that others will think highly of you. Bad intent can ruin any good that might come from an action.
Going to Mass on Sunday is a requirement of Catholics. The Church has this requirement because She knows that we need to be together as a community, and we, as individuals, need strength to make it through the week.
Do we go out of a sense of duty? Do we go out of a sense of obligation? Or do we go out of a sense of love?
If you find yourself going out of a sense of duty or obligation, it’s time to reevaluate your intent.
Your faith should be a love affair. Nothing in your relationship with God should feel like an obligation. Instead, you lovingly let go of your own desires and accept that of God.