C4: Ignite Your Catholic Faith – Why Do I Need Church?

By | August 30, 2019

I don’t get anything out of Church.
Why would I go? What does being part of a Church, really do for me? God and I have a great relationship-without Church. Aren’t the best times in your life the moments
and the times that you’ve shared with other people? Think about the difference between
listening to music at home and going to a concert. Or the difference between watching a Packers game
in your living room and actually being at Lambeau Field. When I think of my life, the best moments were the moments filled with the people that I cared about. I remember all of my family vacations as a kid, all of us together in the car going someplace
or just enjoying each other… enjoying the ride. I think about when my brother Patrick
died of liver cancer at the age of ten and our home was filled with family and friends. That could be a moment that really tests faith, but we found support and strength
because the community of faith rallied around us and loved us and consoled us. Church is like that. Church is this community of
people sharing faith together, and we realize that we can’t make that faith journey alone. Yes, I can pray in my living room and
find God in the rising sun, perhaps… but I need the community and the community needs me. Often times, we think “if I don’t get
anything out of Church, I’m not gonna go.” Let’s flip that around and say,
“folks in Church need you, need me,” “Need our witness, need our prayer, need our concern.” Any experience shared is an experience blessed and enriched. So too, with faith.
When we share faith, we build each other up. We carry each other, we pray for each other, we need each other. We all want to feel that we’re part of something bigger
and that there’s somebody out there that cares about me. It’s how God made us. I can’t make it to Heaven alone. I need you to carry me, and I’m here to carry you. It’s the Year of Faith and we’re connecting
Christ and the Catechism of the Catholic Church! Ignite your faith! Share this video with a friend and
spark-up a spirited conversation today! So what’s the next C-4 all about? We invite you to come back and “C-4” yourself!

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