Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday's Beautiful Thought

From a book review by Katie Galli in the April 2008 issue of Christianity Today:

"Yes, we're Americans. We multitask all day long. Efficiency is one of our top cultural values. I, too, am pragmatic. I'd like to use Sunday morning to worship God, to get a few pointers on how to improve my relationship with Jesus, and to reconnect with community. But every Sunday, the first words I hear are, "Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." And I'm reminded that we gather weekly not to hear a practical talk on how to better live out our faith or to provide a venue to tell our friends about Jesus. We gather to corporately worship God, to celebrate the redeeming work of Christ on the cross, and to remember that our lives are not about us."

Why do you come into the Sanctuary on Sunday morning?


grant said...

I always thought that if you followed the idea of a relationship with God being like a marriage, then the Sunday morning service was more like wedding anniversary. You talk about the good times of the past (resurrection, healing, etc) and you are spurred on to one more year (or week) of doing good together.

Joyce said...

For me, it's about really being present, in the moment with God, not thinking about anything else. Which isn't always easy when you are the worship leader, but that's what I'm shooting for, anyway.