So apt! It's the Bay Area. With the mantra, "You should live better." "Church—especially the worship that takes place around the eucharistic table—does not fit into any optimization scheme. It does not help us to “live better” or design our lives with intention. For that reason, the promises and demands of worship can be inscrutable or puzzling to many people in our culture; they are also, paradoxically, practices that can interrupt, arrest, and redirect us in surprising and life-giving ways."