If Transformation of Life Is a Reality…

It is surely right, then, that the worshipers should come away from this worship,not only with a Gospel message for the individual, but with a strong sense of having been made a member again of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, with a new awareness of being joined once more to the joyful believing and committed company to the whole Church in heaven and upon earth in whose fellowship they happily unite in the Lord’s prayer.  If the transformation of life is a reality within the service of the Word through the presence of the risen Lord, how much more in the service of the Word and Sacrament.

– H. H. William Cant

as quoted by Horton, Michael; The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World; Baker Books; Grand Rapids, MI; Copyright 2009; page 203