When you’re on a journey, you should go to church. Most church people, pastors included, view a Sunday out of town as a get-out-of-jail-free card, but if you’re in a different town on a Sunday you should go to a church. There’s this tool called the internet (perhaps you’ve heard of it) where you can find information on a church, wherever you’re at, and you can usually find times and locations for church services. So, the next time you wake up on a Sunday morning in a hotel room far from home, you should find a church and go to it.
You’ll find wonderful connections with other Christians. You’ll find you already share a bond as sisters and brothers in Christ with people whom you’ve just met. They’ll be delighted that you’ve come to their church for the day. You might learn something that you could bring back to your own church, an idea or thought that might make your own church stronger. And, your faith will be encouraged by joining in worship with other Christians.
Benedict told the monks in chapter 50 of the Rule , should they be on a journey, that they must still perform the daily prayers they would if they were at the monastery. When the hour has come, monks, “shall perform the Work of God in the place where they are working, bending their knees in reverence before God.” Their daily worship continues, even if they need to leave the monastery for a journey. For most of us who live outside the monastery, the daily hours of prayer of monks are not part of our discipline, but Sunday worship is. So, when it’s Sunday morning and we’re far from home, maybe we might listen to Benedict’s advice and find a church and join in its worship.
"In drawing up its regulations, we hope to set down nothing harsh, nothing burdensome." - Rule of St. Benedict