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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Opus 2011-215, I Could Be Totally Wrong

Marriage has some real trials.  Let me share a recent exchange.  We were disagreeing on how we remembered a moment from our past.  I said,“I could be totally wrong on that...”   She responded, “You are.”  Typical exchange.

This time I laughed.  All she did was agree with me.  Isn’t that what I want?  Other times I have had different reactions.  Two different emotions usually emotions emerge in me at these moments.  First, anger.  I struggle to not get mad.  I am getting better at that as time goes on.

Second, to not be “humble.”  For years I have assumed that if someone disagreed with me, I must be wrong.  I would get introspective and analytical.  I would find all kinds of errors in my thinking.  I am coming to realize that I am not the only one who has errors in their thinking.  I am realizing that true humility is not a matter of putting yourself down but being willing to see truth.

Sometimes the truth is that I am wrong.  I really have no trouble with that.  Sometimes I am right.  That is startling.  I am trying to live with it.

She is trying to live with me.  Pray for her.

homo unius libri


  1. Sounds like you could use a little prayer, too. After all, you're BOTH married!

  2. Why can I not resist a hearty "Amen" to that?

    Grace and peace.


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