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, September 11, 2012

Opus 2012-227, On the Street: “Our First Job Is Safety”

I was driving down a narrow, two lane street that is the major artery to my middle school and the elementary school across the street.  Traffic is heavy with parents dropping their children off.  The sidewalks are bustling with parents walking their children to school.  It is the busiest time of day for this section of road.

Guess when the powers that be decided to trim trees on this route?  You got it.  Right now.  A huge orange truck with one of those cherry pickers on a hoist was against one curb.  Orange cones protruded out into the street making it difficult for cars to go both ways.  The sidewalk was blocked off because the branches were falling.  The city has hundreds of miles of low usage streets with trees that need to be trimmed but they are here where everyone else comes every day at this time.  The great cherry on the top was the sign on the truck that declared “Our first job is safety.”  There first job should be thinking.

You have seen this expressed in many ways.  Think of the garbage trucks that block busy streets during rush hour.  Think of school buses that literally stop traffic on wide divided highways because the bus stop is convenient.  Think of crews filling pot holes at the exact time that people are trying to get to work. 

How about if some of you run for city council?

homo unius libri


  1. And here I was thinking all the stupid people were living on this side of the planet.

  2. It seems there are enough to go around but we are blessed with a president who is the most enlightened one in history. I'm sure you understand how secure that makes me feel.

    Grace and peace.


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