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.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Opus 2014-276: A Pre-Thanksgiving Moment

There are times I treasure the rush hour traffic and crazy drivers.

This morning I found myself with my anger rising and was reminded of a passage of scripture that I spend time considering on most work days.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-4 KJV)  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
As you can see this is part of the tradition of communion that is celebrated by most Christians around the world.  I read over and meditate on this each morning as I get ready to eat my bread and drink my coffee.  I have a mini-communion moment, if you will.

What hit me as I was driving was that Jesus paused before He even broke the bread and had a moment of thankfulness.  He did this knowing that Judas was sitting at the table preparing to sell Him.  He was thankful knowing that Peter would deny knowing him in a few hours.  He gave thanks knowing that the cross was coming.

With that in mind, can I really get upset by people driving like bats out of Hell?  I began to be thankful for the time I had to prepare for my day.

That brings to mind another scripture that explains why this can happen.
(Psalms 119:11 KJV)  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
If it ain’t stored, it can’t be recalled.

Spend some time reading the word and some day reap the benefits.

homo unius libri

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