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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Opus 2015-265: On the Street: Mom Is No Longer the Cause of Hunger

Do you remember the unfortunate man I met in the parking lot who’s mother had died so he needed a burrito from across the street? 

I met him again today.  He had a spanking new story and and the same old aversion to peanut butter/cheese crackers and bottled water.  But I was in the presence of a miracle.  It would appear that he had not been able to eat in the time since I saw him last.  He certainly hadn’t found a job.  He still was not hungry enough to accept my crackers and water.  If he had not walked away in disgust I would have offered to take him in and buy him the same thing I was having for breakfast:  a piece of bread and butter with a cup of coffee.  I don’t think that would have been good enough for him either.

I guess one of the big questions of life is, “Do you have a peanut-butter/cheese-cracker hunger or a beef-burrito hunger?”  I am guessing that people who work for a living can be satisfied by the crackers but beggars need real meat.

homo unius libri


  1. We have a female "starving artist" who panhandles around town. I would say let her starve, but she appears to be putting on weight.

    1. So it is not a west coast phenomenon then. Maybe you could keep a bag of those baby carrots with you to share.

      Grace and peace.

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    1. I think you may be on to something here, Vincent. We could have it as a part of Obamacare that schools open up their cafeterias during lunch to anyone who claims to be poor. For all we know it might be buried in the bill somewhere after all it is actually called the Affordable Care Act and Obama does care, right? You were complaining about long lunch lines before. Just wait.

      Grace and peace


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