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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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Opus 2018-151: Baby Talk: Rocking Eternity

As I am being thankful I repeat my gratitude for being able to see, hold, and rock my granddaughter.  Yes, I am even happy to change diapers.  My thought wondered to the many people who did not have this opportunity and to those who did not take advantage of it. 

In terms of eternity how do grandchildren fit in?  What we call heaven is beyond our imagination or conception.  It needs to be a place where all the pain and wrongs of millions of lifetimes are made good.  I cannot conceive that.  How will parents who have lost children be able to sit in brotherhood with those who have not?  How will children who endured extreme poverty and possibly died of an easily cured problem be able to embrace children who thought a day without TV was suffering?  I think of Christians suffering under Sharia law.  I think of the historical reality of Christian families watching their sons stolen to be trained as soldiers in the armies of the Caliph. 

Being a parent was awesome.  Being a grandparent is spectacular.  It is humbling to think that God has something in store for us that will make all of this seem mundane. 

I hope to see you there.

homo unius libri

4 comments:

  1. Being a grandson emeritus is the best.

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    1. Of course people might talk if I tried to throw you over my shoulder and get you to burp.

      Grace and peace

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