“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God.
It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness;
the nourishment of mind with His truth;
the purifying of imagination by His beauty;
the opening of the heart to His love;
the surrender of will to His purpose —
and all of this gathered up in adoration,
the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable
and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness
which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin.”
– William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury
1. What strikes you about your worship after reading this quote?
2. Were you raised in a home where you regularly worshipped? How has that shaped the way you worship?
3. How do we evaluate our feelings in light of our faith?
4. Why is submission essential for worship?
5. How is our worship sometimes disordered?