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, December 24, 2011

Opus 2011-365, Are You Ready for Christmas?

I am guessing that there is someone in your house that is running around frantically trying to put the finishing touches on Christmas.  Someone thinks that if they don’t wrap the presents perfectly then the day is ruined.  Another may think that the lack of something at dinner will destroy the effect of the whole meal.  Someone else may feel like the house is not clean enough.  It could be that the music isn’t Christmasy enough.  A dreadful reality may be that all of these thoughts are centered in one person.  I scary thought is that you are feeling them.

Relax.  Focus.  Enjoy.  The hard work has already been done.  Mary already went through labor.  By now she has probably written the thank you notes to the wise men and shepherds.  God has already managed to squeeze the fullness of the Godhead into the flesh of a man.

I know it doesn’t help but if the ham is a little over done, the truth is not changed.  Get it into your head and heart that the children came home to be with you, not because they could not buy a Honey Baked Ham themselves.  Give them the time, not the cheese balls.

Remember that Christmas is just the wake-up call.  It won’t be finished until we celebrate the resurrection.  Tomorrow is just the first act leading up to Easter. 

Merry Christmas.  Emmanuel.  God is with us.

homo unius libri

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