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, October 15, 2016

Opus 2016-274: Thanks Thoughts: Band Aides

Recently I put a big slice in my thumb as I was cutting up a salad.  It was a bloody mess.  I thought about stitches but decided I was too macho for that.  It took me a while to get my wife to stop saying “where they have always been” when I asked about the Band Aides but I finally got them. 

I found that I was grateful for such a simple thing as plastic bandages.  There was something almost magical about them.  Compression was not stopping the bleeding but when I wrapped that piece of plastic and gauze around the flesh and cranked it down, nothing leaked. 

It isn’t just thankfulness for the invention.  It is also being grateful that I could buy enough to change the dressing three or four times a day.  Another thing that has come clear to me is that I am not only grateful that they exist but that I can afford the better ones.  There are areas in life where quality makes a big difference.  It is very helpful to have a bandage that will not fall off in 15 minutes.  The cheep ones tend to do that.  The better ones you have to force off.

I am healed.  I am thankful for the small advances in our civilization as well as the big.

homo unius libri

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