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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Opus 2016-324: Morning Pulpit: One Gram at a Time

I am not sure what the reference was that Alistair Begg was preaching from but a phrase he used caught my attention.  It may not be exact because I could not write it down while driving in rush hour.  It went something like this:
“It might not be much, but it is what made the difference.”
I think he was talking about prayer and the influence it has.  The principle applies in most of our lives.  Few of us will be the leading character in a successful TV series.  We won’t make it into the history books.  No one will remember us but we all make little contributions that keep things going. 

In the morning when I am having my bread and coffee and celebrating my own personal Eucharist I often look at the bread and think of all the hands that went into putting it in front of me.  It runs from the guy who put the bolt on the wheel of the combine to the employee behind the counter that put the bread on the plate.  All it would take for my plate to be empty is one level of hands to not do their small bit.

So cheer up.  You make a difference.  The only question to ask is, “Am I a positive difference or a negative difference.”  If you leave the eggs out overnight it doesn’t make much difference.  If you leave the ice cream out it changes everything.

I am counting on you doing your part.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.