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.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Opus 2016-52: To Be Like Jesus: Frustrated

I was reading a post at Christian Ear.  It is a daily blog that is short and thought provoking.  I don’t get to it very day but if you are looking for a quick shot in the thought patterns check it out.

Today she said something that sent me on a tangent, “Jesus often spoke figuratively using parables, which at time confused even His disciples.”  What tangent?  I am a teacher.  At times I get super frustrated because it seems like I am getting nothing across.  This reminded me that Jesus seemed to have the same problem and since I am micro league compared to Him as a teacher, I take a bit of comfort in that.  Some people are so dense that even Jesus could not get them to listen.

I think I shared it before but I also had a friend, frustrated with her child, who shared a word from the Lord.  She was reminded that even God, the perfect creator, did not have the results He wanted from Adam and Eve. 

We cannot be responsible for the choices or focus of others.  I am still frustrated, but a little more comfortable with my frustration.

homo unius libri

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