Words of Richard John Neuhaus, which I'd read some time ago and of which I'd lost track. How wonderful to see a link to a post which included them today.
"We do not worship in order to assist, to facilitate, to serve any other end, no matter how honorable or urgent that end may be. We worship God because God is to be worshiped. Worship is as close as we come here on earth to discovering an end in itself, for it is our end eternally."
HT: Pr. Weedon