In the gospel according to John, chapter 4 and verse 23, Jesus told the woman at the well, “But the hour cometh, and now is, When the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.”
This says to all of us who attend worship regularly at our various Houses of worship that worship is more than an attitude. It is an atmosphere in which the heart is made pure and the mind is made clear. It is like the air that surrounds us. Air is one thing and charged everywhere the same, but the atmosphere is charged with a quality of its own, benign (kind and gentle) or blighting (wilting or dying).
There are thoughts which we do not think in the holy atmosphere of the altar, imaginations which take flight at the majestic name of Jesus. Finally, worship is more than an atmosphere. It is an act, solemn, specific, sacrificial, not merely a conception but a perception of God, not simply a yearning but a yielding of the whole being, body, mind, and spirit, the total living soul, in deliberate self surrender to one higher, wiser and holier than ourselves.
In true worship, our hearts are made tender in song, and those ineffable truths preached, proclaimed, and expressed, which on other days seem dreary and dim renew their reality, and we dare to read the meaning of life by what is the highest. We worship the Father in Spirit and in truth.