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.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Opus 2019-156: Ode to Old: Being Careful

I remember as a teenager that one of the lines we used on each other was, “Ask me if I care.”  Those were the days.  People had a sense of humor.  My best source of Polack jokes was a Polack.  We could laugh at ourselves.  Now instead of chuckles we have trigger warnings.

I don’t dare use it anymore because the people around me might actually ask me and I would need to either lie or be labeled insensitive.  If I was on Twitter or Facebook it would probably be my most repeated line. 

And it isn’t that I really don’t care, it is just that I don’t care enough to listen.  I care if your knee is bothering you but since I have heard about it for years and I have my own knee ache, I don’t need to hear about it.  I am happy that the person you met in the line at the grocery store shared their life story and found purpose for a few moments but you don’t need to repeat it all to me.  Save it for when we are stranded on a desert island. 

You might think I am insensitive but ask me if I care.

homo unius libri

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