On the way home from church, we often ask each other, “Did you like the service today?” the question we should be asking instead is, “Were you attentive enough to the Holy Spirit for God to speak to you during the service today?”

The words of Ecclesiastes 5:1 come to mind: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God.  Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.”

Rory Noland, Thriving as an Artist in the Church