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, May 13, 2017

Opus 2017-145: One the Street: Judge a Book by It’s Index

At times I wonder what people’s stories are.  I look at an attractive, outgoing woman working a flunky job at a restaurant and wonder, “Why is she doing this?”  I look at a short guy walking with difficulty and wonder what has happened in his life to steal his mobility?  I am guessing that these samples of humanity once had dreams.  I am guessing that at one time they were full of hope for the future and the picture in their mind did not look anything like the one they are living.

I wonder if they are still actively writing chapters in their life book or whether they have given up and just go through their day.  You often can’t tell from the little glimpse you get.  The clerk in the store might be a manager spending some time in the trenches and experimenting with a new approach to retail.  The guy on the bicycle may have just begun a new exercise program in the battle to overcome diabetes.  The guy in the old car might be saving to buy a new home.

As I approach retirement I find it too easy to coast into the index of life and spend all my time looking at what has already happened.  God keeps reminding me that if He was done with me then He would not have had that crazy driver turn left instead of right.  I need to remind myself that there are millions of books I have not read.  There are dance steps to learn.  There are people to help and trees to plant. 

And of course there are blogs for posting.

Have a glorious weekend and keep writing that story of your life.

homo unius libri

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