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Explain how going to mass helps an individual to develop a personal relationship with God.

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RE COURSEWORK Question 4: Explain how going to mass helps an individual to develop a personal relationship with God. Going to mass helps us develop a personal relationship with God as we are making ourselves aware of his importance in our lives and enables us to show gratitude and thanksgiving. The different stages in the mass all develop our relationship in different ways. Gathering together at a certain time and place shows our intention to develop our relationship with God and how we need to practice our faith and rely on him. ...read more.

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By listening and communicating we are developing the skills required to have a successful relationship. We are also being taught, that being obedient to the will of God and having a belief in having faith is developing the relationship, the important teaching being that you cannot change another person. The creed expands the relationship further because by professing our faith we are admitting what we believe in, just like in other relationships we should always express what we feel. ...read more.

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In the concluding rite we have accepted our relationship with God is going well, giving us a pleasant feeling. We have developed our relationship fully and this will have a good effect for other people as we go out into the world. In conclusion, mass is an experience that develops the characteristics required for an everlasting relationship with God. We have allowed ourselves to open up to God, receiving him willingly into our lives and letting Christ's power work with us and destroy all negative aspects of our lives. ?? ?? ?? ?? Caroline Blundell ...read more.

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