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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Opus 2014-197: Bored?

Boredom is a symptom of laziness, not a lack of options.

I have a lot of things to do.  When the kids at school ask me what I do if I don’t ____, I have no lack of things on my list.  I have shelves of books to read.  I have guitars to play and songs to work on.  I have ongoing Bible studies.  I have blog posts to write.  I could do some target practice at the range with the real thing or the back yard with an air-soft toy.  I could paint, trim, tighten, and clean all kinds of things.  I could go to a movie or a museum.  I could go for a walk.  These are just off the top of my head and none of these are things that my students want to know if I do.

Yet I find at times that I am bored.  Why?  Because I am too lazy to focus on the things I know I could be doing.  It could be a matter of mood or energy but it is never a loss for something to do.

So don’t get too flustered the next time a young person says they are board.  Offer to teach them to scrub a toilet and see how quick they think of something to do.

homo unius libri

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