Worship cannot be too consonant, for then it becomes unreal. Just as in life dissonance not only exists, but illuminates the consonants, so it must be in worship. If life becomes too consonant we will manufacture a dissonance, or we will kill ourselves. This is evidenced by the fact that people in developing nations do not kill themselves. In worship, we will either become disengaged, or worship will die for us. If we continue to create an unreal experience out of worship, we will worship that which is not real, or, we will have unrealistic expectations of what life and reality should be. And when those unrealistic expectations are unmet, we will leave the family of God.

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