typical Catholic stained glass window - Sacrament of Communion imagery
Mass was boring. And I only had to sit through one hour. It felt like the longest hour of the entire week.
Our Catholic church used to have these little activity sheets, yellow for ages 3-6 and green for ages 6-12. They'd have "trace the shape," "find the differences," "solve the maze," "color this picture," etc. I haven't seen those sheets in ages, so I have no idea how I remember the ages. But those sheets definitely helped get us through mass. Especially the mazes, those were my favorite.... :)
So it was with that attitude towards mass (and church meetings in general) that my conversion story began.
Anywho! So why should church not be boring? Because we should want to go. We should make an effort to pay attention and really understand what is said. We should understand the lessons well enough to summarize them to absent friends. The spiritual part of our lives is the most important part. And eternal life will bring us much more joy than any text, more joy than any Facebook post, more joy than any tweet, more joy than any little green activity sheet. We need to keep thinks in an eternal perspective, and church will never be boring.
Church isn't boring. But sometimes our attitudes towards church make it seem that way.
I will gladly sit through an hour of church. I will "endure" two hours with great joy. I'll be ecstatic if I can stay for all three. Why? Am I crazy? I might be, but not for that reason ;) I love church because of the spiritually uplifting messages that I can here there. I love church because I live in an imperfect world, full of Satan's influence, and being surrounded by people who share my beliefs is one of the safest places I can imagine.