Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Opus 2011-98, Designer Toilets

What kind of toilet do you have?  If you are using the same one that was in the house when you bought it twenty years ago you don’t know what you are missing.  They have a whole line of designer toilets today.  Different colors and shapes.  Oval and round seats.  It boggles the mind and numbs the seat. 

Why do we need so many types of toilets?  They all perform the same function.  Basic white will go with any color scheme.  One size fits all.  What does it say about us and our culture to visit the bathroom section of the local building supply store and see the resources and creativity applied to basic sanitation?  Many people don’t even have running water.

How many different things in our life are this way, i.e. designer labels on toilets?  How much of our money and choices are focused on items that do the same thing at a much different cost?  Watches, cars, eye glasses, colleges, tissue, clothes; almost every area of life is included.

How much of your life is an investment in impressing other people?  What is the point of a Rolex watch?  I have never heard anyone praise it’s time keeping prowess.  It is all about diamonds and gold. 

Should this be your focus?  I think you know the answer.  Jesus said,
(Matthew 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
If you read the last phrase and shout, “Hallelujah,” you have missed the point.  If you ignore the priorities of God, you are ignoring everything that is important.

Make the Holy Spirit your designer label.

homo unius libri

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