Spirit and Truth

I'm opening worship this morning at our church (www.WeschesterChapel.org) and sharing this quote from Richard Foster's classic Celebration of Discipline:

"Worship is our response to the overtures of love from the heart of the Father. Its central reality is found 'in Spirit and in Truth'. It is kindled within us only when the Spirit of God touches our human Spirit. Forms and rituals do not produce worship, nor does the formal disuse of forms and rituals. We can use all the right techniques and methods, we can have the best possible liturgy (a form and arrangement of public worship laid down by a church or religion) but, we have not worshiped the Lord until Spirit touches Spirit. Singing, praying, praising, all may lead to worship, but worship is more than any of them. Our spirit must be ignited by divine fire."

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