I'm becoming frustrated by what often passes for worship. This is not particularly a get at what we sing at the church I'm part of, cause were just singing what most other "evangelical" churches in the UK do. The cause of my frustration is the me centeredness of so many of our songs, and now I'm frustrated by it I also find myself being more sensitive to it.
On Sunday just past we sang a song - nice tune, ok words for the most part, but there was a bit that spoke of Jesus dying on the cross and then had the line, "he took the fall, and thought of me, above all else". I just couldn't sing it. Now none of us can say for sure what Jesus was thinking as he hung on the cross - his sayings from the cross perhaps give us some indication, but a scant one at that. What I think I can say with a degree of certainty is that he was not hanging their thinking about me!
"Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it". Matt 10 :39, seems to have been lost on us, as we seem determined in much that passes for Christian discipleship and worship to prove this saying of Jesus wrong.
Sorry to rant a bit, but hey if what were really doing is worshiping ourselves and not God, is that not idolatry, is that not something worth getting upset about?