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.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Opus 2016-82: Thanks Thoughts: Camelot

I have lived in the fantasy age of history. 

Americans think that the world owes them a living and it is a living that is the envy of most of the people on earth.  When I was a child in th 50's I never had a key to the house.  It wasn’t that my parents didn’t trust me.  The house was never locked, at least the back door.  It was an idyllic age. 

This morning as I was pausing in my routine to thank God for all the blessing my mind turned to all the things that we take for granted.

Health care.  I never had health insurance until I was married.  You didn’t really need it.  Doctors and hospitals would work with you.  The county had a safety net.  We didn’t run to the emergency room every time we got a runny nose.  Today I know that even if I were in poverty I could get the care I need without a federal mandate from Obamacare.

Which makes me think of safe and adequate food.  My biggest brushes with hunger come when I get so involved with a computer game that I forget to eat.  I don’t worry about my water making me sick or my meat being tainted.  If you want to talk about all the “hungry” then why is it that the people begging on the street turn their nose up when I offer to share the food I have.  They want something better.  What a time to live when beggars can be choosers.

A/C is everywhere.  I have a house that an entire village could have lived in during feudal times.

I am not limited in my world by how far I can walk.  Cars are still available and relatively cheap.   Such freedom and variety that provides.

I could go on but that is enough amazement for today.  Forget the Kennedy White House.  We live in Camelot every day.

homo unius libri


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    1. It sometimes occurs to me that even if I were living under Roman persecution I would be able to find inner joy. Not that I am volunteering, mind you.

      Grace and peace.


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