I went to church a couple weeks ago with my two Aunts, my Grandma, my cousin and her 4yr old son. August 6th would have been my Grandpas 94th birthday, so my Grandma had a mass said for him on Sunday August 7th. I went with and I'm glad I went, the church was at my old school St. Jude's and I really liked being there seeing my school building and being inside the church all that was great. Until the priest started talking and saying his sermon, then I felt anxious and depressed. Instead of enlightened and up lifted. Which I know is not how church should make you feel.
I realized though from that experience, living my life in the good way that I do, treating people in the good way that I do and praying to God one on one and believing in him in the spiritual way I do, is all I need have peace within myself. Which, I think is a good thing.
Even still, I wonder if anybody else has ever went to church and felt that way. So, have any of you ever felt that way?
Most Helpful Guy
In my belief:
Going to church is a person’s way of interacting on a Spiritual level with God. We come together as a group, because God says not to forsake the assembly and when we come together in Jesus the Christ name, then he is there in the room with us. This is how a great many people feel. It is deeply personal and each person connects to it in their own unique way. I seriously doubt any two people would view their Spiritual path in the same way; as I said. Deeply personal.
So this being said, my answer to your question is yes. I have gone to church and felt depressed instead of uplifted. In part some of the reason behind my reaction had more to do with my own personal ‘demons’ and regrets regarding life and the choices I’ve made, the things that have happened to me over the years, and my desire in wishing I could have changed them and made different choices, therefore while sitting in church reflecting on my life, the past, and the future of my own existence, sometimes it can be a more depressing church experience rather than uplifting and enlightening one.
Then there was a time when I was sitting in a church and as the person stepped up to the podium and began preaching the sermon I was perturbed by the subject matter. There wasn’t anyone one particular item he said that set me pondering why he was giving his sermon in such a way; it was filled with anger and as depressing as one could imagine.
Perhaps he was attempting to make a point about sin and the things we should or should not do, but what stuck in my mind was he wasn’t tempering the sermon with uplifting points as well. So the sermon came across as bitter and filled with the old “hellfire and brimstone” type of feel. It really was depressing and I left the assembly feeling worse leaving than when I arrived. And it shouldn’t be that way in my opinion.0
Most Helpful Girl
That means you are feeling some kind of bad energy rather than the presence of God. I would not go to that one or when that particular priest is doing the homily. It makes all the difference. Some are annointed. Some are the opposite.0