Given a choice between being compliant with religious rules and devotional piety and helping another human being, the spiritual choice is always helping a human being. For a long time the Church has tried to convince people that their “obligation” to go to Church was more important that anything else. That is perhaps the biggest pile of self-serving nonsense ever perpetrated on good and faithful people. God dwells in everything and everybody, so serving your neighbor is serving God. Showing up inside a building to empty your wallets out of obligation rather than generosity serves an institution, not God.