Soren Kierkegaard likened worship to theatre.
But, he says, we tend to think of up-front people (ministers, musi-
cians, and preachers) as the actors, God as ‘prompter’ (from whom the
leaders seek the Spirit’s help), and congregation as the audience
(receiving, hopefully positively, what is done). Don’t
we all recognise this scenario?
he offers a diametrically different perspective:
in worship, the congregation are the actors,
the leaders are the prompters seeking to
enable them to offer a ‘spiritual act of worship’ that is acceptable to
God, who is the‘audience’.
This is a deep insight. It demonstrates the vital importance of
worshippers being alert, informed, expectant …. aiming to please God
themselves, rather than to be pleased by the leaders.
join us as we seek to please God in our worship.