Not bad for a dime

Saturday March 31st, John 12: 7 "Leave her alone," Jesus replied. " It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me." The two points of worship are all wrapped up in this phrase. We are called to love God and love others. Our worship informs our service and our service informs our worship. Liberation theology calls it “praxis.” Service without reflection and worship is just activism. Worship without the urge to go out and serve is just Sunday morning entertainment, you might as well just stay home and watch the game. Too often we end up with couch potato worshipers. There once was a father and his young son who after shaking hands with the preacher following worship had a conversation while walking to the car. The father said, “Well, I’m not going back there, the church was hot, the pews were hard, the preacher was boring and the choir was off key.” The young son replied, “Gee Dad, I didn’t think it was bad for a dime!” Sometimes we just have to put more into it.


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