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 21, 2020

Opus 2020-147: To Humbug or Not to Humbug

I am told today is Fathers’ Day.  I would never remember if they didn’t keep reminding me.  I think my wife does it because she wants me to remember Mothers’ Day. 

I tell my kids that with children like them, every day is Father’s Day to me.  All I need to do is look at the photos on my desk or find a pacifier that my granddaughter left in a special place and I am overwhelmed by the blessings.

Fathers’ Day has a lot in common with Easter and Christmas.  If you claim to be a Christian and only darken the doors of the church on a few special holidays, I have bad news for you.  It don’t mean a thing.  The same is true about honoring your father or, for that matter, you mother.  If it is just a thing you do because you don’t want to tell people you did nothing, you have done nothing.

Being a parent is one of God’s greatest gifts.  I rejoice in the children He gave me.  I hope they are glad I am their father.

Happy Fathers’ Day.  I hope it is just one in a constant stream of fathering days in your life.

homo unius libri

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