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, October 9, 2016

Opus 2016-269: Take and Give

Introverts are drained by people.  Extroverts are fed by contact.  That was shared by a pastor years ago and I have heard it from enough places since then to know it was not original with him. 
I am an introvert.  People drain me.  That explains why I am so exhausted at the end of the day.  I was thinking the only personal contact that makes me stronger is time with the Lord.  Then I thought about a dinner I had with one friend that raised my energy level.  That kept my mind on the tangent.  A party drains me.  It doesn’t matter if I enjoy everyone there.  You can’t have in-depth contact when you are the host or when you need to say hello to a multitude.  Good conversation with the right person strengthens me.  I can think of times when we had another couple over and it was uplifting.  What is the magic number?  Even if it is one-on-one it can be draining if the other person is an air-head. 

Perhaps introverts can be strengthened by individual contact by the right people but are drained by crowds and the wrong people.  Do I add to other’s energy or suck it out of them?  Food for my thought.

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