Common 'Good Excuses'
What's in it for me?
Everything! God desires only and always your good. He became a man in large part to give us himself in the Mass. Why should you deny yourself such a gift?
I don't need to go to Mass to get close to God.
At Mass, you receive God himself — Jesus Christ truly present in the sacrament. Even a beautiful mountain vista can't compare to that.
I had a bad experience with the Church.
This is always sad. But many of us also had bad teachers — and we know the whole education system isn't bad. Jesus wants to bring you healing at Mass.
I don't get anything out of Mass.
Don't expect it to be entertainment. Learn about what it does: joins us to Christ, separates us from sin, wipes away venial sins, commits us to the poor, prepares us for heaven.
I don't have the time.
God has been very generous with time: 24 hours a day, 168 hours a week. Thats less than 1% of your week. You have the time; find it.
I'm a sinner. I don't deserve to be at Mass.
Welcome to the club! We are a church of saved sinners. None of us deserves to be here. See you at the confessional …------- EXCERPT: