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, April 9, 2015

Opus 2015-91: On the Street: Sweet Java Meditation

Why does it take so long for some people to get their coffee?

I saw it again.  Some guy had filled his cup and was going through the ritual of preparation.  It was like I was watching one of the pagan mystery religions.  He would sip it, stare off into infinity and reach for a packet of sugar.  Just any packet would not do.  His hand would hover.  His spiritual radar would seek.  He had to pick the one that had the proper aura.  Finally, he reverently selected one.  After opening it, pouring it in and stirring it, he would again sample it and meditate on the taste.  Then he would go through the ritual again.  Meanwhile he was blocking the coffee urns from all of us who drink it black.

Is this the first time he has ever tasted coffee?  The coffee is the same every day.  The amount of sugar in the packet is uniform.  How many times do you need to do this to know how many packets it takes to reach your sweetness quotient? 

And my wife wonders why I am happy to eat at home.

homo unius libri

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