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, April 22, 2011

Opus 2011-130, Headlines: The Financial Crisis

The headlines have told us about how the financial crisis is over and the economy is on the mend.  The headlines lie, at least in California.  This week we learned of two different friends that have family members being moved to the unemployed column.  Someone once said a recession is what hurts other people and a depression is what hurts you.  We are getting ever closer to a depression. 

Where do we go from here?  We need to make adjustments to entitlements.  We need to do something with Social Security and Medicare.  I say that as one who is approaching retirement.  Ideas are being presented if we can just keep the political classes and the chattering heads from demonizing everyone who wants to discuss the issues. 

Perhaps we need to adjust our sense of entitlement as much as the entitlements themselves.  We need to get over our expectations from the Government and expect things from our God.  Accept responsibility and duty.  I do not suggest lower standards but changing where we expect them to come from.  Remember the words of John F. Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.”  It is time to live that advice.

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