This is a picture of a Community church somewhere. We went to our 2 oldest's piano recital last night, held at a local Community church. Now this local church was just newly remodeled, and it pretty much looked like this, only the stage was much more grand and it was a little bigger than this. It did have the sound and light room, (that little rectangular thing in the upper right of the picture), it did have the large screens. It also had, in their entry way, 9, yes 9 large flat screen tv's, a coffee shop, and lots and lots of room.
It seems to me the main focus is the stage and the entertainment. Why would someone leave something like the picture on the top and go to something like this for worship? Where do these community churches get the money to do this with nothing held back? I know every Catholic church that is built or remodeled, it is like pulling teeth to get the money to do what they do and it is the bare minimum, no fancy screens or tv's or coffee shops.
When we pick our church (there are lots of Catholic churches in our city), we picked the most traditional of them, they had to have a good priest (we got two great ones), and then, the people I guess are last, but we do like that welcome feeling, although, not necessary, and I don't mean, shaking hands with everyone when you get in. I mean, seeing the same people, sharing donuts with them after Mass, praying together, loving together.
It really made me even more thankful for our rich Catholic faith. Even more thankful for Jesus, front and center in the Tabernacle, waiting for us. There in every Catholic church. Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
Jesus, front and center.
I did space for paragraphs...sometimes it does it and sometimes it does not!! It drives me crazy and just so you know, it's buggin' me that there's no paragraphs and it won't let me do them!