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, July 5, 2020

Opus 2020-174: Pins and Hedges

I am not concerned about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.  You have probably heard how silly medieval scholars were because they debated it.  They knew it was silly, just as they knew the world was round but they had their reasons in using it as an example.  I would simply wonder if angels dance.  If they do, is it swing, square or just free style?

My thoughts follow different rabbit holes.  What I do wonder about is, “How many angels does it take to put a hedge of protection around me?”  The question does not appear in a vacuum.  Today I was reading the 34th Psalm and came across this verse.
(Psa 34:7 KJV) The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
I like that thought.  I like it double considering what the forces of anarchy are trying to do to our country.  I have watched the videos of the drivers slowing working their way through the street blocking demonstrators and seen the peaceful protestor pull out a gun and shoot through the window.  I have seen the picture of the elderly catholic priest being attacked by three or four brave BLM thugs.  It applies to today.

A few days ago I came across another mention of angels,
(Mat 18:10 KJV) Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
These types of verses make me think about guardian angels.  I wonder if they get bored sitting around my house.  I wonder if the Texas countryside is beautiful to them after cruising the cosmos.  Some day I plan to ask them.  It occurred to me that I might spend 1,000 years just getting to know them. 

My mind goes in many, diverse channels.

homo unius libri

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