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, July 30, 2015

Opus 2015-225: The Liberty of Failure

Have you ever felt like a failure?

I came across this in my Perpetual Proverbs post from June 27, 2015.
“I think of how Jesus must have wanted to turn in the original twelve disciples and try again.”
Jesus taught the twelve for three years.  He answered questions and related to these men.  Then, in His moment of crisis, they deserted him.   So don’t feel bad if you are not successful.  By current popular standards, Jesus was a failure too.

How often have I used this thought in regard to my oldest child and the kids at school?  I often threaten to return them to the hospital for a refund.  If you interact with children at any level you know that there are many hair-pulling moments.  At times it seems like that is all you have. 

A friend of ours was struggling with her only child.  As she was feeling like a failure it came to mind that God didn’t do so well with Adam and Eve either.  He created them in a very special way, they did not struggle under Original Sin.  They existed in a perfect world.  He walked and talked with them every day.  They still chose to disobey.

It is only natural that we should struggle with failure.  It is part of being free moral beings.  It is part of being responsible and accountable. 

Enjoy your liberty.  Robots and computers don’t have it.

homo unius libri

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