Monday, July 28, 2014
why worship? carrot or stick?
This summer I have had more than one conversation with persons who wonder why I worship when I "don't have to be there." They wonder if I do it because I'm afraid of God being angry with me if I don't, or if I do it because I receive some grand gifts that they didn't know about when I worship. In other words, they wonder if it is "the carrot or the stick" that get me to worship every Sunday, even on sabbatical. I'd say now that it's neither. I worship because of who Christ is. All things hold together in Christ. All things were created through and for Christ. Without Christ I have no life. That's why I worship. What would you say?