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It’s Christianity, Not Just Catholicism That Is In Trouble

Adam and Eve live again! Way back when God created mankind, the evil one persuaded our original humans that they had created God, and that at least they were equal to Him.

Today, many of the faithful are certain, that there is no God, and “divinity” rests in their person. Therefore, there is no need for prayer, church attendance, repentance, and the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the key word here. The Eucharist – Holy Communion- community, relationships between mankind and the creator. All this is at the heart of Christianity and even more so in the Catholic Church. But tragically, people have stopped going to church and to Holy Communion (Eucharist). Only a small portion of Catholics actually receive communion.

We have to understand that God does not need anything from us. Our going to church on Sunday and receiving the Holy Eucharist is not doing God a favour. It is only because God, who knows us and loves us, informs us that for our own good we should listen to His Word.

We all crave money, power, prestige, and pleasure. But we also all know that one can never have enough of any of these. It is actually what Jesus can give us that truly satisfies us, both here on earth and later in eternity. It is not just that the “faithful” are all at fault. Those with the responsibilities to be pastors and leaders are also in need at re-examining their way of telling the full truth about the life which can be experienced by living according to the mind of God. In other words the whole church, clergy and laity must examine the way we live and present the faith. We are living in a very secular world which is showing so many signs that it’s not really satisfied with life without the presence of God in their lives.

We have to understand that God does not need anything from us. Our going to church on Sunday and receiving the Holy Eucharist is not doing God a favour. It is only because God, who knows us and loves us, informs us that for our own good we should listen to His Word. Namely that in Holy Communion, Jesus is Himself present in person. Yes, the Jesus of 2000 years ago, the Jesus who lives amongst us through the Holy spirit, the Son of God. If only we can really believe this. What a difference it would make. Because if God is with us, who can be against us? The family, our community, and our church are all based on the presence of God in our midst. It is strange how all these are now in danger because of the absence of God in our lives.

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