Worship (is) not an attempt to “butter up” the Almighty and get Him into good temper, but the reverent contemplation of what this Personality must be in Itself; and when we see it to be that Life, Love, Beauty, … we shall learn to love Him for what He IS, and our prayer will be “Give me more of Thyself.” If we realize the great truth that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that it is the Kingdom of the innermost of our own being and of all creation, and if we realize that this innermost is the place of the Originating Power where Time and Space do not exist and therefore antecedent to all conditions, then we shall see the true meaning of Worship.
There we find the Eternal Being of God pure and simple, and we stand reverently in this Supreme Presence knowing that it is the Source of our own being, and wrapt in the contemplation of This, the conditioned is seen to flow out from It.
Yet the reverence which the vision of this Supreme Center of all Being cannot fail to inspire is coupled with a sense of feeling quite at home with It. This is because as the Center of all Being it is the center of our own being also. It is one-with-ourselves.
– Thomas Troward, The Creative Process in the Individual, 1915
But the hour is coming,
and now is,
when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,
for such the Father seeks to worship him.
God is spirit,
and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
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