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, May 15, 2012

Opus 2012-99,  On the Street:  Crosswalk Insights

Recently as was waiting to turn left in front of my school, I observed a Latina and her three children crossing the street.  They were strolling like they had not a care in the world.  It was a happy picture of a mother, surrounded by her brood as she shepherded them to their days.  Little things like this make me grateful I live in America.

She was a Latina.  I have no clue as to what country she or her ancestors were from.  It did not matter, she was in the United States and she was walking without fear.  I don’t think that would have happened in Mexico, or Nicaragua or ___________.  You fill in the blank of a Spanish speaking country.  We have our problems but they are mild and gentle compared to what it is like to live other places.

Think about it.  Think about the things they were not worried about, things that are every day occurrences in other countries.  They were not worried about:

    being run down
    being shot
    being arrested
    being kidnapped
    being ______________

At the speed they were moving, they were not even worried about being late for school.

This is the USA.  Things happen, but they are not the norm like they are where these people come from.  Rejoice that you were born here.  Rejoice in the heritage we have.  Assume that these people are legal.  They are welcome to enjoy the fruit and add the nutrients they bring to the soil of liberty.  If they are illegal, that just speaks well of the culture we have.  The world wants to come here.

We are blessed.

homo unius libri

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