Christians for Christ Ministries
As a Roman Catholic I used to say, "Of course I'm a Christian!" But which road was I really on? Was I traveling the road of tradition or the road of Jesus Christ? I implore you to read about how I became a Christian for Christ. Please read some of our articles and leave a comment or recommend us on Facebook before you go. May God bless You, Jim Hill.
Are you a Catholic and go to mass every Sunday and holy day? Maybe it's what you have always done. Very likely it's what your parents did too. And your grandparents. Perhaps you got married there, had your babies baptized there. Maybe you were even an altar boy like I was? And maybe you are struggling to live up to the high standards for how you feel you need to behave in order to make it to heaven? Jesus said, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). He set a pretty high standard. Jesus was perfect, but are we able to obey his command and achieve perfection ourselves? If we can't be perfect, then how good do we have to be to make it to heaven? What if we missed mass a few times this year because we just didn't feel like going that Sunday, are we condemned?
Sit. Kneel. Stand. I knew the routine by heart. I didn't even need a missal any more, I could recite all the prayers without even looking. Often during mass my mind wandered, and frequently I planned what I was going to do during the rest of the day. Looking back I remember going to the local news stand with my parents to buy the paper after mass. Many times I would save up my allowance money so that I could buy some candy or pop after church, and a pop only cost a quarter back then! After mass my mom or dad would make a huge breakfast which I enjoyed very much.
That's why I have endavored to produce study notes for Mass each week. My desire is that you would read and study these notes before you go to Mass on Sunday. These notes aren't for everyone. They are geared towards those Christians who want to go deeper in their Bible study and truly get something out of going to church each Sunday.