April 14, 2011

Thought on 04.14.11

Worship is not principally an educational exercise but an encounter with God.

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG

8 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Tobias, you're a man after my own heart. Keep thinking.

klady said...

I think that is much the same as what someone else said here:

http://ladyofsilencescalmdistress.blogspot.com/2010/09/worship-as-offering.html

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Thanks, Mimi. Amen, Klady. As the hymn says, "Let my soul, like Mary, be thine earthly sanctuary..."

susan s. said...

I feel so much better now. Thanks, Tobias!!

Marshall Scott said...

I agree. Now, if we could just convince the "sermon sacramentalists" in Sydney!

(And wow! I hadn't initially planned the consonance, but what fun it was to discover!)

Fred Schwartz said...

Tobias,
I have a slightly different take/twist on your thought. It is both an encounter with God and a call to share God with the rest of the world. It is both entering into a relationship with God and man. One necessarily requires the other.

janinsanfran said...

The difficulty is the paucity of educational efforts, so it becomes apparently desirable to draft an encounter with God to serve as education.

Tobias Stanislas Haller said...

Amen, Jan. Which is no doubt a contributing factor to packing it all into the liturgy.
Happy Easter!