Worship and Service, the Cosmic Breath

How is this world to be transformed? Through the transformation in our lives due to our sincere worship and service!

We do not know the actual mechanism of space respiration; we merely observe that all space alternately contracts and expands. [Paper 11:6.1, page 123.3]

What has this to do with our worship and service to our Father? Just to illustrate that both materially and spiritually, the universe operates on a breath cycle. Worship and service are the two phases of God’s will – our cosmic breath. When we worship, we breathe in – when we serve, we breathe out; we cannot breath out – serve – unless we first breathe in – worship! This is why worship and service are so often mentioned together….

Worship is the technique of looking to the One for the inspiration of service to the many. Worship is the yardstick which measures the extent of the soul’s detachment from the material universe and its simultaneous and secure attachment to the spiritual realities of all creation. [Paper 143:7.6, page 1616.8]

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