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.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Opus 2011-303, On the Street: Voyeurs of the Imagination

Friday I was again sitting in a restaurant doing my morning worship and some writing.  I again did a little people watching.  I was again struck by how many people seem to have “fun house” mirrors at home.  You know those mirrors that are distorted to make you look short or fat.  I have seen mirrors that make it look like ghosts are sitting with you.  This must be what people are seeing when they get dressed in the morning.

When I was a kid I used to imagine I was Zorro or Roy Rogers.  I might have even had a few moments when I would flex in front of a mirror.  I could dream but I did not lose touch with reality.  I saw a child walking down the street the other day wearing a pair of those glasses with a nose and mustache attached.  She was a kid and it was close to Halloween.  I understood.  It would not be the same if I wore it to church on Sunday.

I am careful what I wear when I go out of the house.  It is not vanity, it is mercy.  I really don’t think people want to see what I look like in shorts and an old shirt.  I am used to it, so I can comb my hair without even noticing but flab and sag is not a pleasant sight. 

I wish others would have that consideration.  I don’t need to see the new shape that your tattoo has taken as your skin has adapted to the extra weight under it.  I don’t need to observe your experiments in how much stretch there is in a one-size-fits-all t-shirt.  I really don’t care how many rings you can hang in your nose.

How about a little consideration here.

We all need to go out once in awhile.  We need to buy food and water the lawn.  I understand.  I also have those moments.  I try to not make you want to look the other way.  Please return the favor.  Long pants are good.  Loose tops are nice.  Modesty is a plus.  I am not expecting you to lose weight or have plastic surgery.  I am not exactly a work of art myself but let’s all do the best we can with what we have.

homo unius libri


  1. I know what you mean. I wish I had a dollar for every tattooed "moon" I've seen at work.

  2. It's just common courtesy to dress neatly.

  3. Alas, Georges, we can only dream of such riches.

    Phillip, you must understand that tolerance is in and courtesy is out.

    Grace and peace.


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.