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.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Opus 2014-30: Feeling Your Pain

Have you had your colonoscopy yet? 

This procedure has become a part of life for so many people.  The worst part for me has always been the preparation which involves drinking a large volume of disgusting liquid.  The rest has been a breeze because I have always had doctors who would “put me out” for the process.  I would be on my side listening to the team prepare.  The next thing I know I am on my back in the recovery room.  Easy, right?

I am beginning to wonder.  Does it mean I actually did not feel the discomfort or just that I can’t remember feeling the discomfort?  It makes a difference.  The thought of going through the discomfort that some describe and just not remembering it means that I was suffering but don’t know.  Was I in agony that I would avoid if I remembered or was I truly numb to the experience.

The same would go for things like surgery.  Is it relief or a trick of memory.  I have had indications of what it can feel like.  Once during an outpatient surgery the anesthesia began to wear off.  I have been in the dentist chair when the pain-killer began to get tired.  I know pain.  I don’t want to go through that even if I can’t remember it.

So many questions in life.

homo unius libri


  1. The question for me is: how much UNNECESSARY pain are we put through in life, just to make the doctor's wallet thicker?

    1. I think a lot of that is because so many people want to sue the rich doctor that tests and procedures are ordered to cover the tail. Also, we often expect miracles and doctors can't give them.

      Grace and peace.


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