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.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Opus 2012-47, On the Street: Pray for the Troops

Today I pulled up behind the proud mother of a United States Marine.  You could tell by the bumper stickers and decals.  I wanted to jump out, run up to her and thank her for his service.  I also did not want to be arrested.

So instead I spent a little time in prayer for her son.  I offered the standard prayer for safety but I am aware that safety is not the environment that soldiers and marines are called to.  I added a prayer that I usually pray for those in uniform:  That God would keep them from doing anything in the heat of the moment that they will be ashamed of later.  People fighting to keep us safe cannot always be safe, but they can be proud of their service.

May God make it so in this young mans life.

homo unius libri

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