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.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Opus 2012-269, Ode to Old: Tell It Like It Is

Why are some people so reluctant to tell their age?  We are what we are.  When Halloween comes the kids will ask me what I am going to dress up like.  I tell them, “An old man.”  They usually point out that I come that way every day.  I am what I am.

Think about how we try to cling to our misguided youth.  We color our hair and wear wigs.  We slop on oceans of lotion that make bogus promises.  We take supplements that make claims that would not fool a child.  We have surgery.  We harass the doctor because he can’t take care of our aches and pains. 

As Christians we should be different.  The Bible paints age as an advantage.  Here is one example.
(Proverbs 16:31 NAS77)  A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
Although we all know it is not universal, the elderly are supposed to be closer to wisdom than the young.  Our pagan culture and the Mirror Church reject this and worship at the altar of youth.

Our pagan culture also fears death.  Old age points to death.  If you don’t have a faith that looks at physical death as the door to eternal life then you want to deny what you are.  As believers we do not fear death.  Think of the words of Paul,
(1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV)  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Do you believe that?  Really?  Then embrace your age with joy.  We are getting close to victory.

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