A Liturgy That Shapes Us

4 04 2007

“My little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!”
(Galatians 4:19, ESV)

The operating biblical metaphor regarding worship is sacrifice. We bring ourselves to the altar and let God do to us what God will. We bring ourselves to the eucharistic table, entering into that communion.jpggrand fourfold shape of the liturgy that shapes us: taking, blessing, breaking, giving—the life of Jesus taken and blessed, broken and distributed; and that eucharistic life now shapes our lives as we give ourselves, Christ in us, to be taken, blessed, broken and distributed in lives of witness and service, justice and healing.

–Eugene Peterson

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