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, March 26, 2013

Opus 2013-108: Real Love

What does it mean to love Jesus.  We talk about it and sing about it.  We think it expresses where we are at.

Unfortunately many of us love Jesus the way I loved Janet.  I saw her the first time in 7th grade.  She was a vision of loveliness.  She was my perfect woman.  I loved her for years, through junior high and high school.  She made my heart go pitter-pat.  Unfortunately, I never spoke a word to her, had a class with her or met her.  She did not know that I existed.  I worshiped her from afar.

Too many people love Jesus the same way.  They admire Him.  They think He is wonderful.  They think about Him but it is all from afar with no involvement.

The big difference is that Janet was unapproachable.  She ran in a different circle than I did.  If I had approached her she would have run away screaming or just laughed.  Jesus isn’t that way.  He is wanting us to reach out to Him.  He will turn no one away.

I went to the same schools.  I walked the same halls.  I ate in the same cafeteria.  I never met Janet.

Don’t live your life with nothing but admiration for Jesus.

homo unius libri

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