JUDGE NOT, EVEN IN WORSHIP
I plucked this piece from Dr. Paul Brand, veteran missionary surgeon: During my life as a missionary surgeon in India and now as a member of the tiny chapel on the grounds of the Carville leprosy hospital, I have seen my share of unlikely seekers after God. And I must admit that most of my worship in the last thirty years has not taken place among people who have shared my tastes in music, speech, or even thought. But over those years I have been profoundly — and humbly — impressed that I find God in the faces of my fellow worshipers by sharing with people who are shockingly different from each other and from me. C. S. Lewis recounts that when he first started going to church he disliked the hymns, which he considered to be fifth- rate poems set to sixth-rate music. But as he continued, he said, “I realized that the hymns (which were just sixth-rate…
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