“He who tooteth his own horn not, heareth no music.”—Dr. Albert C. Outler, Wesley Studies, Perkins School of Theology, Spring 1979.
I can’t speak for others, but here is why I go to church. I go first of all to meet God, to be in God’s presence. I go also to make connection with other people who share many of my foundational convictions and commitments. I go to find meaning in life, to make sense of my life and to search for guidance on how I should live out my life.I like that and I certainly agree with Mr. Kauffman. It is something to think about this Lent.
In other words, I go to church to be part of something bigger than myself, to join my storyline with one that started long before I made my appearance in this life and will continue beyond my earthly existence.
I also go for the music. My congregation is blessed with some talented musicians . . .