First and foremost, can you recall the fourth commandment: “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Nobody is meant to work on the Sabbath day.
Observing the Sabbath day isn’t just about rest. It’s so much more than that – it’s about giving the Lord the praise, it’s about recalling all that He has done for us, it’s about spending time with the family God gave us, it’s about honoring God, and not work or money. We refer to the Mass as the ‘source and summit’ of our faith (CCC 1324) – the source, because all things come from it, and the summit, because there’s nothing greater than it.
Yes, I know the reasons mentioned above may not sound like a strong reason for you to attend sunday mass. You may want to know that convincing reason why you must go for Sunday mass. One major reason is that Jesus is there – the presence of God.
Assurance Of God’s Presence
In the Catholic faith, we believe that God is present – body, blood, soul, and divinity – in the Eucharist. Also, our faith admonishes us that at every Mass, every drop of wine and every crumb of the host is completely changed into Jesus’ body and blood. It occurs in a way we don’t completely comprehend and can’t really describe, through the great power of the Holy Spirit and the grace of God through the words of sanctification. And the product is that we get to receive Him into our bodies.
We’ve all been trying to find the words to explain that Jesus meant it when He said, “This is my body,” and “This is my blood,” and “Do This in memory of me.”
Also, you must have heard the saying ” God is everywhere but his presence is not manifested everywhere”. Sometimes, when we know is time for mass, we feel weak in our body or we don’t even feel like attending mass. But most times when I remember that I will experience the presence of God in every mass I attend I gain the strength to stand up and prepare for mass. Jesus is always there, fully present in the Eucharist. And not only does He stick with His promise to show up there, but He keeps His promise to show up in us, too. Once we receive the Eucharist, we receive all of Him, and He blesses us everything we need to get through the week.
Whenever you feel tired of going to mass, always remember that He is there, in the Eucharist, for you and me.