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.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Opus 2013-235: Discernment Watch: Smart As a Danelion

Is it just my imagination or do weeds learn to keep their heads down when you mow them?  It has been a long time since I mowed the lawn.  I don’t mean weeks.  I mean years.  I don’t do lawns any more.  My wife would probably say I never really did lawns, which is why she hired a gardener. 

But it seems to me that when the dandelions first came up they stood tall.  After I mowed them, they quickly came back but kept there head lower.  It could be just my imagination, but maybe not.

If it is true, it would seem that even weeds can learn from experience.  Why can’t people?  How many times do people need to lie to you before you get the idea you can’t believe them?  How many times do they need to borrow your pen and not return it before you say, “No.”  How many times do they need to raise your taxes before you realize it doesn’t generate more money?  How many times do you need to put more money into education to realize it has no effect?  How many people need to be murdered by Islam before you ask yourself “Where is the peace in this religion?”  How many times do we keep electing the same types of people and expect politics to change?

How many times?

Maybe it is time to try to be as smart as a dandelion.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.