From the back of the files comes this piece on attendance at worship assemblies.
What My Absence Did
It made some question the reality of religion.
It made some think I was a pretender.
It made many think that I regarded my spiritual welfare and that of others as a matter of small concern.
It weakened the effect of the assembly as a whole.
It made the efforts of the preacher (teacher) more difficult.
It discouraged the brethren and therefore robbed them of a blessing.
It caused others to stay away from assembly.
It made my battle against temptations more difficult this week.
It gave Satan more power over lost souls.
It encouraged my children (family or friends) not to be careful in their attendance.
Maybe I should not be absent from assembly – Heb 10:19-31.