Dear Human! not only Christians
but for that part maybe more targeted for Christians.
Isn’t time we remove benches from the church?
before jumping to conclusion and start judging me! Christianity is facing nowadays a snob-ism, chaotic, confused era, due to other religious practice revealed and i’m not speaking only about Islam way of praying on the floor
How do Buddhist pray? Yogi’s , taoist, Sikh, Islam, Hindus, even early Christians and mystics
On the floor, on the ground!
and allow me , i’m not speaking from a shallow point of imitation.
but being on the ground, sitting down, being in groups in this hour on Sunday can help us maybe 10-20% to regain humbleness, modesty, feeling the presence of god, ..humility is needed.
As in most or my articles i never generalize over all believers , religious or targeted group.
I as a seeker, who was raised Christian, still feel an enormous respect to Jesus him self, more than the system of the church.
what makes us so different, that we have to pray in that 1 hour, sitting on benches, coming with our fancy clothes, ladies holding their purses, women wearing all kind of odd clothing, men wearing cravats, hair gel, sun glasses raised above the head.??
I am not here to judge, but when i decided to not hear that same phrase” do not care “,”and simply pray” , i was asking my self what is the reason of people looking right and left, up and down, back and fourth, checking their watches?
because you cant sit in the middle of a chaos and eye capturing stuff and say YOU must pray!
Once we enter the church, does the holy spirit with all god consciousness jumps on us and raise us to samadhi or the seventh heaven? are we elite and special? NO
I raise this question and demand to reformist POPE FRANCIS. you are trying to do many things, that seems more important such as the behavior of some priests, and you have addressed the ego of some priests and have invited them once again to be among the needed , and i don’t mean only the hungry people! Our soul can be hungry too
Where did Jesus use to pray? i ask you POPE FRANCIS with love… you know well in nature!
under the trees, kneeling, siting, gathering!
i don’t want that answer that “there are groups that belong to all kind of saints that practice and learn while being joined humbled on the floor”, i know that.
but when we regain humility to sit on the floor, take of our shoes, high heels, fancy wearing, sit on the floor, kneel, as all the mystics did, and as Jesus him self.
Please no Preaches to me that i have a conspiracy to clone Islam way of praying.
PS : i applaud them for that!
but it’s way before Judaism and many traditions 5 to 10 000 years old.
where did Jesus invite us to pray , isn’t in our room with one unique prayer “our father who art in heaven..?”
_the whole ritual of Christians must change, and now no one talks to me about faith and what matter is inside only , NO.
we are a body! we are a mind and we are a soul.
sure we are spiritual being having a momentary body, but we carry it right?
sitting on these fancy benches as we’re in a movie theater , wow that’s a great deal in praying and concentrating enough
do you dare Dear POPE Francis. to go back to the roots of Jesus method?
kneel, sit, wear humble and loose clothing,
change please all unwanted traditions that are spoken in oriental church when they speak “other than oriental” and change please all “intellectual” sophisticated mumbling.and these 40 unwanted minuted where people are praying for TIME TO PASS BY FASTER.
it’s not reading a magical spell. we shouldn’t be afraid as these are taboo
the body when it sits on the floor, it gain it’s normal position, it’s resting position, our hormones and harmony gaining back their original state, ,, btw who created our body? isn’t god…?
Till when we have to stay sophisticated? until all churches closes in Europe?
focusing on Africa to feed the hungry to convert them cannot lost long, once they get a full stomach and can work them selves they will drop again the Christian way of praying
we do not have a daily system of prayng. we need a real ritual, enough of this freelance style of praying
sure we can speak to god through our selves the way we want.
but being too much in the clouds, waiting until the mass finish so the families go have launch and gather is not the solution.
and what a scene in the palm Sunday, all Christians outside the church having a fashion display , picturing millions of pics with the smart phones.
enough is enough
Pope Francis i ask you again, and if you agree to meet me, to make a real reform in the church.
the results are not great!
i am no one. i applaud your courage and humility, but you must flip the table as Jesus flipped it .
enough of 70 000 saints, pictures, stuff, fancy chairs.
all can start inside the church, no problem, on the floor, “closer to the heart rituals, holding hands, closing our eyes
changing few subjects of the repetitive paragraphs, the lost son, Jesus healed this healed that.
while i see churches closing, i see Buddhist, yogis, Islam all of them rising, new atheism also.
i don’t want anyone to think from my article that i am more right than other religions
i am not in favor for something against something, but i cannot watch something supposed to be holy ….to collapse, just cause of our blindness took over.
Our egoic self , our fights among the choir groups :”who wants to sing more and in front for ex”, another example is amount of church paid concerts for priest to brag about their music, i ve seen much
i live in Lebanon where oriental church are in their apogee of ego and selfishness
again not generalizing.
do it POPE Francis. let us sit as JESUS sat on the floor.
or we’re above him??….