Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Worship - Frederick Buechner

"Phrases like "Worship Service" (besides being cliche) are tautologies. To worship ... means to serve. One way is to do things ... that need to be done. The other ... is to do things ... you need to do - sing, create beautiful things, tell ... what's on your mind and in your heart.

A Quaker Meeting, a Pontifical High Mass, the Family Service at First Presbyterian ... unless there is an element of joy ... in the proceedings, the time would be better spent doing something useful."

-- from 'Listening To Your Life' by Frederick Buechner