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 13, 2012

Opus 2012-85, A Matter of Life and Death

The Easter season is a time of celebration of the Resurrection.  For my family it is also a time of remembering that the reason we need hope is the reality of death.  My father died at this time.  This year we had two more family losses.  Actually it is a good time of year to end life on this earth.  Both family members died in the faith so the hope applies to them.

I find myself thinking more about death as I get older.  I am approaching the age when people used to talk about retiring but with the way things are going I don’t see that happening.  Some people shop till they drop, I plan to work until that day. 

But it doesn’t hurt to take age seriously.  For instance, I am going to paperback books instead of hard bound.  I figure that I have about 20 years left if all goes well.  I don’t know how many of those years I will know who I am but lets assume I am clear headed until the end.  I have a lot of paperback  books in my collection that have made it twenty years and are still in one piece.  Why would I spend the money on more expensive editions?  When I buy a reference book I now ask myself, “Will my children want this when I am gone?”  If the answer is “yes” I can justify the added expense.  I have no problem with leather-bound copies of C.S. Lewis or classic works.  But when it comes to a book on politics or social issues, give me the paperback.

How many guns does one person need?  If you are one of those people who think one is too many then you can skip this paragraph to save your blood pressure.  I have a long list of gun candy that I would love to add to my collection but, seriously, I only have two hands and I don’t go shooting as much as I want now.  Do I really need that 1911? 

How many guitars can one person play?  Really.  I tend to drool when I go to guitar stores and it isn’t my advanced age.  I don’t have a semi-hollow body.  I don’t have a Martin.  The list goes on.

So I continue to live life to the fullest.  At the same time I am facing the reality of an approaching deadline.  Life is good but not forever.

homo unius libri

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