A study in the United States at Yeshiva University`s School of Medicine has shown that women who attend a religious service once a week have a reduced risk of death. (I wonder if they looked at whether the women in question were married and attending without their husbands. Was it a break from their spouses that helped them live longer?) The study also looked to see if this difference was related to the social network which worship communities provide for people. Guess what… there was still a difference. There is something unique which worshipping does for people which helps them live longer. Could it be…. meaning and purpose in life?