I have been on vacation for the last week and a half. I had grand goals of sculpting posts for the next month, but instead it turned into a mini prayer and scripture retreat. I don't think I am going to complain about that.....
This evening when Meredith and I got home, I was flipping through a magazine and found this quote in an ad for a guitar company.
He who works with his hands is a laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist.
St. Francis of Assisi
I am not sure if we can correctly attribute that to St. Francis, but it struck a chord in a conversation that is very easy to get me into...the artistry of worship design, more specifically the artistry of those who are writing the worship...whether it be prayers, responses, music, sermon or the overall flow. This is a subject that we need to be talking about (and should come back to.) Beauty is a characteristic of worship that reflects the beauty of God, not our own creativity.
Just some thoughts before bed. Glad to be back.