Q. Where does it say in the Bible that you have to take communion every week?
A. It does not say anything about the frequency of communion in the Bible. Jesus only says, “as often as you do this” That is why there is such diversity in
Sola-Scriptura-Christendom. Some churches offer communion four times a year (every quarter), some once a month and others every Sunday or every day. For instance the Catholic Church offers the Mass and communion every day in nearly all of her churches around the world and sometimes more than once a day in large metro areas. But a Catholic is only required to receive communion once a year, preferably around Easter.
CCC 2042 The third precept “You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least during the Easter season”) guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord’s Body and Blood in connection with the Paschal feasts, the origin and center of the Christian liturgy”
The reason for the once a year requirement is not b/c it is thought to be optimal but because in some cultures people would not ever receive communion out of an exaggerated sense of their unworthiness. Therefore, the Church made the once a year requirement.
Q. I believe that we should take communion, but that is not the thing that is growing you closer to GOD. It should be about digging deeper into his word and learning more about him.
A. Catholics believe that ,just like we eat food to nourish our physical bodies, we receive communion to nourish and keep our soul strong enough to keep pursuing God and resist the temptations and deceptions of Our Enemy. The Eucharist is spiritual nourishment. The stronger our soul is the more likely it is to dig deeper in His word and learn more about him.
Q. Taking communion once a month or whatever then, it should not matter because we are still obeying him by doing it.
A. So taking communion once a month is fine but you deprive your soul of spiritual food. I go to mass every day because my soul needs all the help it can get.:-) Jesus did say, John 6:53 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. 56Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. 57Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”
We go to Church every week in obedience to The Commandment to “Keep the Sabbath Holy”
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