The Worship Quote of the Week for (11/15/2005):

Refusal to Worship
Can my failure to worship God diminish his glory? Today’s WORSHIP QUOTE is a poignant reminder from C. S. Lewis about the glory of God.

A CONCERT INVITATION: Haydn, Bach, Vaughan Williams, and Fauré! If you are anywhere near Louisville on November 15, 2005, please join us for a concert we are calling “Now Thank We All Our God: Sacred Music for a Time of Thanksgiving.” For details and a wonderful color flyer, go to (click on “View Information”). Please send this reminder to anyone you know in the Louisville area.

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word “darkness” on the walls of his cell. But God wills our good, and our good is to love Him (with that responsive love proper to creatures) and to love Him we must know Him: and if we know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces.

—C. S. Lewis, THE PROBLEM OF PAIN, Chapter 3, “Divine Goodness,” New York: Macmillan Company, 1948, p. 41. Modern edition—HarperSanFrancisco, 2001, ISBN 0060652969.

Have a great day,

Chip Stam
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Louisville, Kentucky

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