After reading another charge that too many Pastors are concerned only with "maintenance" and not with "mission," it occurs to me that there is a radical difference between the perspectives of these two Lutheran Pastors. One sees worship as a more utilitarian act of the Church, such as those who see food as merely something that must be eaten in order to live. The only way that these folks can justify the time, money, and energy put into worship is to make worship mission. Worship is seen as rather selfish time unless it is mission in focus and evangelistic in purpose. Only then is worship seen as legitimate and the money, time, and energy spent on worship justified.