The Work Of The People

Today I’m putting my hand to a number of smaller projects, each with its own July/August deadline and each with its own joys and challenges. A bit of planning/office cleaning, a bit of writing, a bit of DVD work, a bit of prep creating the next Inside Worship magazine.

I’m reminded of the expansive and accurate way that Romans 12:1-2a is rendered in The Message by Eugene Peterson:

1So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. 2Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it.

The word “liturgy” means “the work of the people.” As we apply our energies to both the romance and the responsibility of life today, let each task rise as an act of unabashed worship.

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