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, June 7, 2014

Opus 2014-131: Healthy Insights: Cookies, Anyone?

One of the big potholes on my personal spiritual journey is learning to be servant. 

I do not have the spiritual gifts of service or mercy.  I do not understand people who have them.  At the same time I am expected to learn the disciplines of service and mercy.  It is the same principle that says I am expected to witness even if I don’t have the gift of evangelism. 

A little gimmick occurred to me. 

First, the problem.  I get irritated by people who ask me to do something for them that they are perfectly capable of doing themselves and involves just as much extra effort on my part as it would for them.  I am not talking about when I am getting a cookie and walking past where they sit and having them ask me to bring them one.  That is cool.  I am talking about someone calling from the other room while they watch a TV program, interrupt me as I read a book and ask me to bring them a cookie. 

Now the gimmick.  When I go out of my way to do something simple like this I burn a few calories.  When they rest on their throne they store a few calories.  If the difference is 10 calories a day then I lose a pound over a year and they gain a pound.  For every 10 calories of service and mercy I lose a pound.

So I am trying to think of it as “Help a friend, lose a pound;  ask for help, gain a pound.”

I am not sure my attitude is spiritual but how often have you seen pictures of fat slaves?

homo unius libri

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