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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Opus 2018-280: Christmas Cat

Was there a cat at the Incarnation?  I have never made a study of the art work for the birth of Jesus but it would seem that a realistic depiction of a stable would have a few cats for catching mice and other pests.  That was their primary function and they are a part of farm life.

The reason I am focusing on cats is that my wife will soon be returning from Japan, she is in the air as I write, and I am afraid that the cat will not transfer its affection back to her.  Don’t get me wrong, I am not a cat hater.  I am also not an animal lover.  I can enjoy your animal at your home where you clean up and provide when you are out of town.  I don’t enjoy them enough to want to do that myself.

If she had been gone a day or two this would not be a problem.  As it is the cat seems to have imprinted on me.  She sleeps on or near me.  She follows me around the house.  She seems to be my constant companion.  What am I going to do if this is permanent.  My wife will then want to get another cat.  The animal has now taken a position on my desk where she can stare at me.

Maybe this will last until I travel to Japan and the cat can imprint back.

I hope not.

homo unius libri


  1. Oh, the conundrums of a cat owner! - lol

    1. My wife is the cat owner, I just live in the same house.

      Grace and peace


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