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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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Opus 2017-263: Headlines: Love in Inaction

The first characteristic that the Apostle Paul gives in trying to define love is patience. 
(1 Corinthians 13:4 NAS77)  Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
There is a reason for that.  People of virtue need to be patient in order to see any progress in our culture of law suits and crony capitalism.

It is a characteristic of the battle between good and evil.  When we compare the battle against terrorism we note that we have to win every time, they only have to get lucky once.  When we look at the battle to reclaim our country we face the same obstacle.  A case in point is the recent article in the Washington Times.  Once again you get the impression that the state officials of Texas have suffered a big defeat in their quest to rein in sanctuary cities.  When you read the article it isn’t that bad but it is bad enough.

In an effort to curtail a long court case...
“Hours after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the anti-sanctuary law, SB 4, Attorney General Ken Paxton went to a court and asked for a preliminary ruling that it was constitutional.”
In a perfect world that would have ended the matter but we have a problem.  The judge they went to was appointed by H.W. Bush and probably has ethical issues that made him step aside.  It was similar to Jeff Sessions stepping aside in the issue of a special prosecutor.  It is probably the high ground but sets back the forces of law and order.

So what did the Bush appointed judge do?
“But U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin rejected that move, saying courts aren’t in the business of giving advisory opinions.”
And guess who appointed the judge that will hear the case?  Bill Clinton.  Do you think this new judge will have the same high standards for law as Judge Sparks?  Somehow I doubt it.

Will we win in the end?  We will if we persevere long enough.  There is a reason why the King James Bible translates “patience” as “long suffering”.  It is.  I am getting old and beginning to doubt I will see how this works out.

homo unius libri


  1. Look at the bright side, if things go even MORE to pot, we'll miss that, too.

    1. So that is what the bright side looks like.

      Grace and peace.


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