Putting Excuses Aside

From the Parish PriestFr. Romey Rosco

Your attendance at church every Sunday shows that out of 168 hours each week given to you by God, you can devote two of them to God by participating in the services and sacraments.  MOST OF ALL, it shows your love for the Savior.  Jesus attended synagogue every Sabbath.  We can at least do the same by following His example.

One man says: “I do not want to go to church on Sunday because I was never taught to go when I was young.”  Another one says: “I don’t go to church because I was forced to go when I was young.”

One excuse is as good as another when we don’t want to do the right thing, and the right thing as Christians is to worship the Lord on His Day – the Day commemorating His Holy Resurrection from the dead.

“He became like man, He appeared in human likeness.  He was humble and walked the path of obedience to death – His death on the cross.  For this reason God raised Him to the highest place above, and gave Him the name that is greater than any other name, so that, in honor of the name of Jesus, all beings in heaven and on the earth and in the world below will fall on their knees, and all will openly proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:7b-11)

Let’s all put our excuses aside if we have not been participating in worship services.  Come, and feel the joy of worshipping your Lord and Savior.

From The Weekly Bulletin, Vol. XXXVIII No. 13, 27 March 2011
Sts. Peter & Paul Romanian Orthodox Church, Dearborn Heights MI

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