note to myself
I am grateful that I am a member of a Worship Community.
Human beings were created to bless and adore their Creator and in the offering of worship to experience their highest joy and their deepest communion with one another. In our fallenness we continually turn in on ourselves to seek fulfillment without self-offering . . . Worship makes costly demands on our time and energies. It calls us from the inertia of self-centeredness.
– The Rule of the Society of St. John the Evangelist