Saturday, December 19, 2009

Why I hate Church holidays

As Christmas approaches, and the multitude of "holiday only" Christians mindfully prepare themselves for church or Mass (by preparing, I sadly mean a new dress, or trip to the barber), I am more saddened by the folly now than when I was an Evangelical (although, even as an atheist I was bothered by the
insincerity of it) .

Sure, Protestant and Catholic churches will all have less than pious attendees on the 25th, but sadly only those cradle Catholics going to Mass on Christmas are likely, and possibly unknowingly, endangering their own eternal soul.

"For anyone who eats and drinks
without recognizing the body of the Lord
eats and drinks judgment on himself.
That is why many among you are weak and sick,
and a number of you have fallen asleep."

1 Corinthians 11:29-30

This Christmas, like most Sundays, we at Mass will witness a mass sin as many of our brothers and sisters walk down that aisle towards not grace but judgement. Granted, full knowledge is a factor too, but can we play with canonical loopholes when our brethren may be harming themselves?

My wish is that anyone reading this would at least talk in love and truth, to one non-practicing Catholic in the hopes of helping them see the grave nature of what they are about to do. Maybe you have to talk to a sibling or other family member?

Most churches have penance services this week, so maybe invite your friend, and take'em to dinner afterward.

God bless us everyone!

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