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.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Opus 2020-205: Ode to Old: Sunrise, Sunset

There are times when I whine about getting old.  One of the comments I have made and also heard others make is, “Getting old isn’t any fun.” 

There is some truth to that.  My joints are like that old pair of pliers that have been in the bottom of the tool box for too long.  They will eventually loosen up but it seems to take longer every birthday.  I am finding that I cannot do two things at once.  It used to be I could look at the titles of books on a shelf while I put my coffee cup down.  Now it seems like someone moves the shelf every time I try it.  The list goes on.

It is also camouflage for all the great things that are available.  One that everyone is not blessed with is grandchildren.  You can spoil them and send them home.  When my daughter was barred from returning to Japan by the virus panic we got the really work it.  She was glad to get out of here so she could start drawing lines that we would not step across.  Old people also get to take naps when everyone else is doing something requiring muscles.  We get discounts and sometimes cuts in line.  If you are able to retire then you have more control over your schedule.  It isn’t that you don’t have anything to do but you get more say on when it happens, and if you can put it off long enough your children will have to worry about it.

So cheer up.  Sunsets can be just as beautiful as sunrises.

homo unius libri

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