Why Go to Church?
In Saturday’s paper, on the “Viewpoint” page, a local writer, Michelle Daniel Chadwick, contributed an essay on going to church that was entitled “Feels Good, Good for You.”
It started out so well –
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. For Catholics and many other Christians, Lent is a season of self-reflection and repentance, when we examine our lives and seek to draw closer to God as Easter approaches.
I read on wanting to hear more about this “season of self-reflection and repentance” when people “seek to draw near to God as Easter approaches.” But to my great surprise, the rest of the essay was not about God at all! Instead it was about me and about all the good that going to church could do me! Here’s the gist of what that author had to say -