Of Amateurs and Adoration

[recalling the time when he was young, and he and his brother made a disaster out of preparing Mother’s Day breakfast for their mother]

“Even when Christian worship is at its best, it is much like that Mother’s Day breakfast. It is always the work of amateurs, people who do this for love, kids in the kitchen over-cooking the prayers, half-baking the sermons, and crashing and stumbling through the responses on the way to an act of adoration.”

–Thomas C. Long, Beyond the Worship Wars: Building Vital and Faithful Worship, vii