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, April 29, 2015

Opus 2015-112: The Majority

The majority is not always right.  That is one of the reasons that the Founding Fathers of America set up a government with checks and balances that protected minority groups.  Sheep and cattle run in herds.  Fish have their schools.  Geese have their gaggles. 

As comforting as it is to be part of a group we are ultimately responsible for our decisions.  Because of human nature we often, if not usually, make the choices that are selfish, short sighted and downright wrong. 

That is why Jesus said,
(Matthew 7:13-14 NAS77)  Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.  For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.
One of the discouraging things about the straight and narrow is that there will be plenty of room.  It will not be crowded, which means that it can be lonely.  It also means that those on that road must watch as the masses destroy themselves.

Are you looking for hope?  Are you happy about the way society is going?  Are you content being part of the problem or would you rather be part of the solution?

The narrow road waits.

homo unius libri

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