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, June 17, 2015

Opus 2015-174: Monday Pulpit: Sources of Poverty, part 10 of ?, Refusing to Learn

How many times do you have hit your head before you learn to duck?

When I started wearing bi-focals I had a slow learning curve.  I repeatedly rammed my head on a low hanging garage door until I had a permanent lump that had to be removed surgically.  Really.  I know what it is to be a slow learner.

Some things cannot be removed surgically.  Some lessons we refuse to learn can keep us poor and “oppressed”.
(Proverbs 13:18 KJV)  Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
People mired in poverty tend to keep doing the same things.  They do not learn from experience and failure.  How many babies does a woman with no husband need to have before she realizes where they come from?  How many days does a student need to sit doing nothing before admitting that failure is coming down the tracks?  How many times do you need to raise the minimum wage before you see that it means fewer jobs?

There are many causes of poverty.  Refusing to observe and learn will keep traps strong and healthy.

To be continued...eventually.

homo unius libri

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