Spirit Touches Spirit
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 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 disuse of forms and rituals. We
can use all the right techniques and methods, we can have the best possible
liturgy, but we have not worshipped the Lord until Spirit touches spirit."
- Richard Foster, in THE CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: THE PATH TO SPIRITUAL
GROWTH, Chapter 11, "The Discipline of Worship," HarperSanFrancisco, 1988.,
[Holy God, touch us with your Spirit as we respond to the amazing overtures
of your love! Amen!]
Have a great week,