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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Opus 2016-152: Thanks Thoughts: Heavenly Spices

I cannot conceive of eternal life or, as it is commonly called, heaven.

Much of what we go through is preparatory for eternity.  We wonder why a mild improvement can be important and compared to how much we need to improve, anything is mild.  I again refer you to something I believe C.S. Lewis wrote.  He said that over a short distance a mild tangent won’t make much difference but over a thousand miles it makes a big difference.  That is why airplanes, ships and cars are always being redirected.  Now picture how far off you would be if you drove a million miles and never corrected your “small” divergence.  Still don’t get it?  Okay, try this but be careful.  Next time you go for a drive get your car aimed straight down the street.  Hold the steering wheel motionless.  See how long it takes for the car to head for a tree or a pedestrian.  I would suggest that you end the experiment as soon as you get the idea.

I am wondering if our six senses are also waiting to explode with variety.  What flavors will we experience in heaven?  I am enjoying some fresh baked bread and brewed coffee.  What will be served at the wedding feast of the Lamb?  What will we have for breakfast that morning?  What unknown spices will be used?  How do taste buds function without the limitations of sin?

How about our vision.  I am looking forward to the day that I can take off my glasses and find out what the rest of you see with stereoscopic vision.  I have little depth perception.  I also have a bit of color blindness.  Imagine me being able to pick out my own clothes.  And think of the colors that will be added to the palate.  Certain animals see into a range we don’t.  Dogs only see in black and white.  What would it be like to be a dog and suddenly get color vision?  We have much more to experience.  What color are x-rays?

You could continue this with sound and touch.  Perhaps there are senses that we can’t even begin to comprehend.  What do I mean “perhaps”?  I think it is a definite.

I hope to see you there and find out what you really look like.

homo unius libri

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