Attitude and Love
At Sanctus we use the same service format twice a week, at both our Sunday and Wednesday services. What’s fascinating is how different the two gatherings often turn out to be.
When we looked at the story in Luke of Mary and Martha (chapter 10, verses 38 – 42) on Sunday recently we picked up the importance of our attitude when doing something for others or for the church. The same action can be performed willingly and cheerfully or it can be grudgingly carried out. We decided that God was more concerned about the attitude than the actual work performed.
On Wednesday the focus moved to what God would say to the ‘doers’ of this world. We felt him saying that his love transcended our actions and that there was no need to do anything but be aware of his love for us. That love didn’t depend on anything we did for him or for others.