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, February 20, 2021

Opus 2021-095: Reminders: #2, Why Me?

There are certain topics I have written about.  They are worth repeating.  I need to revisit them to refresh my memory and enhance my thinking.  Others need to be reminded.  There is a constant bombardment of ideas that clutter our minds.

Again I ask, “Why me?”

The country has been hit by a blast of Arctic air.  People have lost power and water.  I hear of one man who froze to death.  Millions have been struggling because the agencies tasked with preparation were asleep on the job.  I keep reading about all of the suffering.  It is real.

And I read about it in the warmth of a home that never lost power.  I read about it with a total time without water of about 23 hours.  I lost internet for an evening.  I had two pipes freeze.  The one that could have caused the most damage thawed out with no apparent damage.  The one over the garage doors blew out and spewed a lot of water.  No plumber would come.  The kid next door helped us get it under control.  

In the midst of all this my son left his in-town apartment because of the rolling black outs.  He works on line and could not do his job with the undependable power.  We had the joy of having him stay with us.  It was a win-win.  Yesterday we were able to open our home to some friends of his.  They came, did their laundry, had a hot meal and carted of six cases of bottled water.  We had the joy of being able to share and only felt bad that we had not known their problems earlier.

So again I say, “Why me?”  Why in the midst of a widespread disaster have me and mine been able to only suffer minor inconvenience?  Does God love us more than others?  I find that hard to believe.  I would like to think it is because we are more righteous but I know us better than to do more than laugh at the concept.

Why me?  I don’t know but I am thankful to be so blessed and pray that your suffering will end soon.  

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe it's because God knew you'd share.

    1. Or that I needed to have it so obvious that even I could see it.

      Grace and peace


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