A Dangerous ActFebruary 27, 2022 – March 27, 2022
When God acts in our world it’s usually to turn things upside down – or rather – to turn things back to the way they are supposed to be. When Jesus came into the world, his teaching and his actions disrupted so much of the way things usually were. That made him dangerous to all those who were in power, and to those who insisted on things being the way they always were. In his book The Dangerous Act of Worship, Mark Labberton writes, “The dangerous act of worshipping God in Jesus Christ necessarily draws us into the heart of God and sends us out to embody it, especially toward the poor, the forgotten and the oppressed. All of this is what matters most and is most at stake in worship.” So when we worship we are drawn into the transforming presence of God, and pushed out into a dangerous way of living, a lifestyle that demonstrates the shape of God’s rule in this world – which is always at odds with the way things usually are. That makes worship a dangerous act.