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Mar 4, 2021

Does God Need Us to Worship Him?

Fr. Mike Schmitz

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God is an infinite, perfect, communion of persons, responsible for the intentional creation of everything around us – which begs the question, if God is perfect, why does he need us to worship him? Well, he actually doesn’t. God doesn’t need us to worship him because there is nothing he lacks. Which leads to another question: why do we worship God if he doesn’t need us to? Fr. Mike answers this today, drawing from the earliest books of the Bible.

Have you started listening to the Bible in a Year podcast yet? It’s never too late to start! You can find all of Fr. Mike’s Bible in a Year episodes here.


Meet Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

He is a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, and has a channel on Ascension Presents. He is also the host of the Ascension podcast The Bible in a Year

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