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, November 27, 2012

Opus 2012-303, Ode to Old: Survival Instincts

P.J. O’Rourke wrote a book with the title Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence and a Bad Haircut.  There are certain things that age teaches.  Some are learned from experience and wisdom.  Since some people don’t learn from experience and others have no fear of the Lord, those two won’t work in every case.

For the rest there is pain, or another way of putting it, avoiding pain.  You could also call it necessity. 

I find that I have a lot more aches and pains than when I was younger and they last longer.  For example it hurts to lift my arm a certain way.  I still need to live life and that involves reaching that second shelf.  So I get creative and improvise.  I find that if I approach the shelf in a circular motion instead of head on, I can do it. 

So in old age we don’t give up, we get creative.  We approach through the back door.  We substitute.  What we don’t do is give up.

Believe me, you have a lot to look forward to.  I am already working on how I am going blog when I can’t see the keyboard any more.  Don’t worry that isn’t even starting to be a problem.  And since I can still see better than my kids I plan on driving for a few years, at least as long as I need to get to work. 

But I will find a way. 

homo unius libri

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