In -Sight: Living Liturgy

Liturgy only becomes perfunctory when we read the words rather than pray them.  Liturgy is only superficial when we speak the words without being sure they first pass through our hearts.  Liturgy, rightly used, is a doorway into encounter.   
We miss the encounter only if we settle for standing at the entrance rather than going on into the house.  But if we head inside, liturgy can lead us into encounters with God that our individual experience would not produce.  Liturgy takes us to places our own thoughts would overlook, and perhaps even resist.  Liturgy invites us into moments we did not make and beckons us to become people we cannot create.  Liturgy invites us to respond to revelation.  And as we do, we are transformed.

About Steve Harper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 42 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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