Worship is primary theology. It is also home which, as the saying goes, is the place where they have to take you in. There is no one who is not welcome in God’s house, and no amount of human pettiness or pompous religiosity can alter that fact. ‘I work,’ God says in Isaiah 43, ‘and who can hinder it?’ When people come together to worship, they come as God knows them, with their differences, their wildly various experiences and perspectives. And by some miracle, they sing, and listen, and pray as one.
Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith