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, December 23, 2018

Opus 2018-309: Lucy and the Roadrunner

I have made my reference to “I Love Lucy”.  Desi represents the popular idea of God and we are Lucy.  It doesn’t matter what we do.  God always makes allowance.  Interesting fiction but deadly if believed.

A while back I saw our roadrunner in the yard.  He went up the hill and shortly after that I saw one of our feral cats going down the hill.  It got my mind working. 

Wiley Coyote represents the liberals in the country.  Maybe “feral cat” is also a good moniker.  They hate the roadrunners for no special reason except that they are free and enjoying life.  They repeatedly try to destroy the roadrunners.  They keep coming back for more.

Unfortunately life is not a cartoon.  I read that coyotes are actually faster than roadrunners.  In that case many people are living in fantasy.  The best defense the roadrunner has against Wylie Coyote is not his speed but the author of the script.  He (or she, or they) decide how things will go.  Thus instead of being turned into pieces of tenderized coyote steaks, Wylie stands with a puzzled look and a few singed hairs after the dynamite goes off in his hand. 

Fortunately life is not a cartoon because the author of the script is not a crew that works out of Burbank with computer enhanced graphics.  The entire screenplay is written by God.  And like any good play the basic plot often lends itself to a bit of ad lib or unscripted tripping.  Chances are you already have a copy of the Screenplay of Life packed away in a box or hidden in a drawer.  You might read over the script and then get in contact with the author to audition for a part.

Something to think about as the script covers the annual celebration of the incarnation.

Merry Christmas

homo unius libri


  1. I consult my screenplay every day to remind myself how the story goes.

    1. It certainly helps to keep us from blowing our lines.

      Grace and peace


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