The Green Room carries my latest on Martin Luther King’s message on faith and work:
We are able to do excellent work because we are ourselves an excellent work.
This is not an arbitrary or coincidental verbal connection. A standard of excellence is inherent in a religious view of human life. God is not simply there to provide rules we must obey; that could be a deistic view of life, but not a religious one. Mere intellectual belief in a deity becomes religion when worship is involved, and if worship is to be more than merely obeisance before power, it must involve reverence for the excellence (truth, beauty, goodness) of the deity. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”
Seek excellence when composing your comments letting me know what you think!