Last Sunday we celebrated Bible Sunday. I hope you do spend time in reading, meditating and praying with the Word of God on a regular basis. I am happy to see that a majority of you come to church to fulfill your Sunday obligation as the Lord’s Day. However, there is one thing that I find disturbing while celebrating Mass. It’s seeing some of you standing outside the Church and participating in the celebration. Why won’t you come inside and worship together with the rest of the community? Even if you come late, it’s ok. You are still welcome to enter the Church.
How would you feel if I came to your house, stood outside your door, greeted you and left without entering your house? I am sure you would feel that it was not right and would be unhappy about it. Similarly, when you come to God’s house and remain outside, how do you think God feels?
Do give this some serious thought. Do you want to disappoint God? If you want to grow spiritually then you must improve yourselves little by little. Do take your seats inside the Church and participate as one community, one Church for the Sunday liturgy.
I would also like to urge all of you to prepare yourselves when you come for the Sunday Eucharist. If we receive Jesus with little preparation, poor participation in the Holy Mass, with a cold heart and no thanksgiving, you may find a kind of stagnant in your spiritual growth. St Paul warns us to be aware of whom it is that we are receiving (1 Cor 11: 17-33).
We are all unworthy sinners, yet God welcomes us with open arms … so the doors of the Church are always open to everyone … saint or sinner … all of you are welcome, so don’t be stranger,
Do help someone back to Sunday Mass. God bless you and your family..