Worship with abandon

Hebrews 10:19-25

I love the act of worship. Like anthropologist and writer Zora Neale Hurston, I view worship as an interconnected holistic activity committed to engaging the divine. Worship in my tradition goes beyond the boundaries designated by Sunday activity, but as theologian Howard Thurman states, worship is one of the trunkline ideas of existence—as central to who we are as human beings as the trunk is central to a tree. Worship is the engagement with the divine by beings who at best catch only a glimpse of what they desire to see. Every day we struggle to live in harmony with the divine. Every day we struggle to play the correct notes of the composition authored by God. Every day we struggle to learn the right steps of the divine dance taught by God. But once a week we worship, and in worship we encounter God in a different way and on a different level.


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