The Christian life, seen as a pilgrimage, teaches impermanence, continuity, hope. We are not to settle too comfortably in this world, for its monuments and we ourselves have no permanence. In continuity with the past, out of which we come and which we carry with us, we advance. Thus in hope we are impelled toward the future, for our tradition is one of growth and discovery. These three lessons are related to the description of God (Romans 11:36, NEB) as Source, Guide, Goal; for it is finally our encounter with God in worship which is the constant source of our continual renewal.
Pfatteicher, Philip H.
"Worship: the source of renewal,"
Consensus: Vol. 9
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/consensus/vol9/iss3/3