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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Opus 2017-349: On the Street: The Sad

As I said last time, I have been out rubbing elbows with America.  There are a lot of good people out there.  Mixed in with them are the ones that we have been calling snowflakes.  Many are millennials but that label should be understood as a generalization and not used as a stereotype.  On one blog I saw someone using the term bubbles instead of snowflakes.  There are a lot of people would live in an artificial world of dreams.  They are the prey of the pin pricks of life.

Picture someone in their mid twenties, still living at home, never had a job and counting on writing the “Great American Novel”.  What happens when mom develops dementia and dad has a heart attack?  Where do these people go?  They are nice.  They are well-meaning.  They are close to hopeless, bumping up against desperation and don’t know it.

Picture people who know so little of the social graces that they get up and walk out of a wedding before the bride is out the door.  I can understand not knowing what to do with your hand when you walk someone down the aisle on your arm.  I can understand not knowing which side of the room to sit on.  I can understand not knowing which fork to use.  I can’t understand standing up in the middle of the ceremony to take a flash picture.  There are so many actions that show consideration for others.  They are called manners.  They become etiquette.  They may get complex but they are based on a desire to make social interaction smooth.  The self centered generation doesn’t even know there are bumps to avoid.  I am not sure they would care if they knew.

The world they have inherited has worked well for most people and provided a secure life for the majority.  The world they will mold is going to be a disaster.

Maybe they will learn.

Then again, maybe they won’t.

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.