“The Christian worships not the absoluteness of God but the fecundity of God, the fact that the Father engenders the Son who carries the fullness of divinity. God is not God as superior, as superior to us in holding onto the divine reality. We do not worship God as self-contained divinity. We worship God for the glory of the Father, a glory which consists in bearing fruit. That is the meaning of the cross. We worship God as Father, that is, as the one who engenders the Son. We worship God further as one, who not only engenders the Son, but engenders in all of us the same life. Where do we see the glory of God? In the Son. Here the Father is glorified, and fruitful power is the Father’s and not the Son’s own. Worship then is a response to glory. Where is glory? In Jesus’ act of dying. In the act he shares his glory and bestows life, but we worship here the glory of the Father.”
–Arthur McGill, Death and Life: An American Theology (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2003), 74-75.