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, January 28, 2014

Opus 2014-26: From the 21st Row

I had another thought on that last post.  I have seen some people who act without fear because they have faith, others because of ignorance.  The actions may be the same.  The motivations may not.

Most of us have flown in airplanes.  We have experienced choppy weather.  The pilot comes on and tells us to return to our seats and buckle in.  We go through a little turbulence and it seems like the pilot forgot we were buckled in.  When you get desperate you might get up and head for the bathroom.  People understand.

On one flight recently I saw a different scenario.  We were coming in for the landing and we were told to put everything away for landing.  You know the drill:  Seats forward, trays up, bags under the seat.  Half way through the descent an old lady got up and started down the aisle to the bathroom.  She was chased back to her seat by the attendants.  She was not moving because she had faith, but because she was ignorant.  Possibly just not listening.  Sometimes moving boldly is not a matter of faith, but a matter of ignorance.

Listen to the stewardesses of life.  Read the Owner’s Manual.  Think about what you have been told.  Walk in intelligent, informed faith.

homo unius libri

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