Advice on the Frame of Mind We Should Have As We Approach the Lord’s Table by Thomas Haweis

Over the years, I have all to often, watched as God people have moved from the true solemnity and self-searching that should be necessitated by this sacred act, to the sense of a comfortable habit, usually characterized by a since of flippancy. In our modern thinking, I think that we have lost a true sense of sin, because we have lost the true sense of the trancendence and holiness of God. True, there is reason to “celebrate” this sacred rite; but not in our selves, not in our garments “spotted in the flesh.” True celebration can come only when we see ourselves as the ruined sinners that we are, who have been loved, by someone as all together as beautiful and holy as God. -MWP