William Temple on Worship

I have very little exposure to the Church of England, although my Dad’s side of the family comes from that tradition. That said, I really appreciate this quotation from William Temple, an Anglican preacher and author who died in the 1940s:

“Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God.
It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness,
Nourishment of mind by His truth,
Purifying of imagination by His beauty,
Opening of the heart to His love,
And submission of will to his purpose.
And all this gathered up in adoration is the greatest of human expressions of which we are capable.”

-Archbishop William Temple

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