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, September 9, 2018

Opus 2018-209: Physician, Heal Thyself

As I observe what appears to me to be the hypocrisy and total lack of integrity on the left I go through a bit of introspection:  Am I guilty of the same type of disconnect?  We are generally very quick to see the faults in others and slow to see our own.  That is the source of Jesus’ comment,
(Matthew 7:3 KJV)  And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
I have noticed that the leftists in the media and politics like to take their own devious priorities and accuse conservatives of being guilty.  Remember Hillary and her talk of a “great right wing conspiracy” when it was really the left that had the conspiracy going?  Remember all the talk about the violence being generated by conservative talk radio when it was the left showing no restraint.  Who is it that is being uncivil in the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings?  In psychology it is called “projection”.  Jesus knew about it.

So I find that when I see others doing things I think are wrong I need to take a deep breath and look at my own actions and motives.  Jesus again,
(Matthew 7:5 KJV)  Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
The only thing I will add that people don’t like to hear is that one reason we are called to self examination and honesty is so that we can then proceed to evaluate others.

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.