Reading Mark Driscoll’s new book Who Do You Think You Are? and hit this nugget early on (page 6): “Our worship never starts and stops. It’s not limited to a building in which we attend sacred meetings and sing worship songs. Rather, our entire life is devoted to pouring ourselves into someone or something. Saying it another way, we’re “unceasing worshipers.” We aren’t created to worship, but rather we’re created worshiping.” (bold text emphasis mine, italics from the book)
This got me to thinking about how we hear songs, read books, or watch movies of someone devoting themselves to another. They give their whole life to a man or woman or friends or kids. We tear up or cheer and wonder how we can do that or another to devote themselves to us.
Why is it so easy for us to accept devoting our lives to another human but we reject or castigate someone for devoting their lives to God? Why is there such compassion for one to give themselves to another person but such hatred for those who give themselves to Jesus?
Something to think about.