Some time ago I reblogged a post from a thoughtful heart in Kansas — Harold “Doc” Arnett. Although I frequently quote, I don’t often simply reblog an entire post from someone else. I found, and still find, those thoughts uniquely worthy. You might consider reading that post now.
Read more from Arnett here: http://docarnett.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/whom-shall-i-praise/.
When anyone worships anything, the former recognizes the greater, i.e., higher, position of the latter. Remember that worship is vertical by nature. A being recognizes something better, something higher, and lauds it.
Somewhere, I read this encapsulation of worship:
Worship is what you do when something has captured your heart.
Even there, in what we might call the “adoration” mode, there is a vertical sense.
Coming soon: James MacDonald on this same “vertical-horizontal” topic