N.T. Wright on Worship – Lent Day 23

"People often quote Oscar Wilde's dictum that a cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. We live in an age of cynics where 'worth' means 'price' and 'price' means money and money means power. But the gospel of Jesus Christ put worth back into the world, worth beyond price, worth beyond worldly power; for the gospel of Jesus Christ summons us to worship, to worth-ship, to lay our lives before the one true and living God, to worship him for all he's worth. Give to this great and loving God the honor, the worship, the love due to him; celebrate the goodness, the worth, the true value of the created order, as his gift, his handiwork; and allow that celebration to lift your eyes once more to God himself, to his glory and beauty." 

Wright, N.T. For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1997, p. 13.

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