Have your kids ever asked why your family goes to church?
- Because it’s a habit?
- To refuel our soul?
- To see your friends?
- We were made to worship something; it might as well be God?
- For some quiet time for the adults? (Because the kids spend part of the time in Sunday’s Cool.)
All of those are valid answers.
Start a family discussion around the family dinner table. (Or wherever your family is gathered together.) Say: “I am curious to hear your answers… Why do we go to church?”
Accept any replies and then ask another question: We go to church for many reasons, but why do we worship?
Again, be open to all the answers you get. Then steer the questioning towards what is worship? I like this definition:
(Worship) is a mysterious way of coming into God’s presence with people of my community. Carolyn C. Brown
Yes. Then there is this mystery:
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
I love it! We go to church to worship God because God is good, all the time!
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One thought on “Questioning worship?”
I like this one. I just started reading a book about worship that questions the old habits and makes one think about what we’re doing.