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.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Opus 2014-104: On the Street: New Wisdom

Have you ever had someone share an age old bit of wisdom as if it were a new truth. 

Recently my friendly neighborhood philanthropist was excited about a book he was reading.  It was the story of a lady born in China who had come to the USA and developed a successful life.  It sounded interesting.  She shared the secret to her success:
“The bamboo is strong because it bends but does not break.”
Okay.  This is not a new concept.  I pointed out that it was true of all trees but he was still in awe of this bit of “new” wisdom.  Good for him.

It reminded me of the time that a young man shared with me a bit of poetry his girlfriend had written him.  He thought it was really beautiful.  It started off like this:
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal....”
In case you don’t recognize the words, they come from the Bible, I Corinthians 13:1.  It is commonly referred to as the Love Chapter.

So you never know when someone will be impressed by old truth.  Keep telling the stories of the Kings New Clothes, The Little Red Hen and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.  Who knows?  Maybe you will cause someone to think because they are impressed with this new thought.

homo unius libri


  1. "All things old are new again." What do you think of my new saying? lol

    1. I would quote you but I might have to give my source.

      Grace and peace.


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