People in church

@ciades (1624)
Philippines
September 15, 2007 12:50am CST
People are praying and confessing for there sins. Singing and discussing the word of God. They eat the bread that symbolize His body and drink the wine that symbolize the His blood. People are active servicing and doing such apostolic activities. Feedings program and giving donations to needy people and poor orphanage. The people behind those activities and programs are voluntarily doing those things. I expected a lot from them and respected them truly but then when i decided to joined there organizations. I observed that they are still a human being like people outside the church. There are some doing and joining of any church or catholic organizations inorder to survive in daily living. They are still like people outside the church. Some of them are greed of popularity, money and recognitions. Some are not open minded person and doing such gossips for there co org. members. They descriminate and criticize. I was disappointed when i know and observed that such discouraging behaviour. Some of them judge you physically. I am very disappointed but i have nothing to do about it and go on with my own life. I am there and joining that organizations because of God not because of them. And if ever i will decided to stop. I can serve HIM in another way. Theres a lot of ways in showing your faith to HIM. Those people can't affect me. They confessing of there sins almost a month or a year but then still they are not firm there faith to God. There was one time that the parish priest asking for a choire for a certain day. Because he observed no people who attented the mass on that day. So the music ministry choosed a choire group for that day. Then recently he observed it was successful and thank to the Lord. I thought he was thankful coz many of parishioners attended the mass that day and listened the gospel of the Lord. I was diasppointed when i know he was thankful because they collected a big amount on that day from the parishioners. So discouraging!
1 person likes this
5 responses
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
15 Sep 07
ciades, It's very disappointing to learn that thoses who profess to follow christ fail to live up to him. When attending a church we must remember that the devil is always at work and he is behind all that is wrong in the churches. Some of the churchs are not following the bible. Those that do still have sinners in them. You must remember that every one is a sinner and a work in progress and we fal many times before we get to where we want to be in our relationships with Jesus, yes wcwn the priest and leaders of the church. Just keep your eyes on Jesus and you will be more happy in your church. Maybe you should try having a small bible study in your home to learn more about Jesus and not rely so much on your priest.
1 person likes this
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
yeh i am agree with you deebomb. i forgot that they are also human like us. YOu know if you have too much and high expectation. YOu will surprise or can't believe that what you thought is below/failed of your expectations. thanks for responding and continue posting. God bless!:)
1 person likes this
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
17 Sep 07
We need to take our eyes off priest and the people around us and keep our eyes on Jesus. He will never disappoint us. We need to keep in mind that our behavour can be an example for others. May God Bless.
2 people like this
@daring (235)
• India
15 Sep 07
it seem that people just attend the church as routine and duty or as traditions but the things that made you discourage was an trial you should not hate therm but love them.
1 person likes this
@eduedi (5)
• India
15 Sep 07
It is sad to know that some of the church ministers are seeking after earthly recognition. we participate in Mass and prayers to experience God and not at all man-centered activities. The Mass shall be one of your personal touching experience of Jesus, whose body and blood you receive. Many parishes are poor and have lots of needy people.
1 person likes this
• Malaysia
15 Sep 07
That is the worst part when we talk about religious matter or issue. Not only your place but through out the world. Just matter-of-fact, what else the ultimate sources of income rather than donation? why don't they organized one business under the church management? This problem actually not a new problem, 1000 years ago....never have finishing solution....!!!
1 person likes this
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
They all have their own interests or hidden agendas that's why they use the church or God's name. All of them are hypocrites, that others don't talk much about it because church nowadays symbolizes influence and power that's why I prefer to practice my faith by my own. I rely my beliefs now through the Bible, that way I am the only one responsible for my actions and way of living. Everyone I met working on churches are after fame and money, not the word of God and not according to what He wants us to do.