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, December 23, 2021

Opus 2021-245: Idle Thoughts

What gets you thinking the deep thoughts?  I drift into contemplation from many directions.  It can be while watching my grandson check out to see if gravity is still working.  It can be trying to grasp how long it has taken some starlight to get to me.  It could be that I marvel at people’s stupidity or creativity.  You can get to wander into wonder from almost anywhere.

At one end of the spectrum I contemplate infinity.  It is a concept that we cannot grasp.  If you think you understand it add one.  Double it.  Halve it.  Try to convince yourself that you are not going insane.  I sometimes wonder about the mathematician who came up with the idea.

Or about face.  At the other end of the spectrum I see how every physical unit is made up of smaller units.  I think the smallest concept we have currently is the neutrino.  At least that is what the internet tells me and if you see it on the internet it must be true.  I somehow think a smaller unit will be discovered or postulated eventually.  

We are in between those extremes.

This is what it is like to try and understand God.  When you cast your eyes to the heavens and consider that God is what made it and holds it together you move in one direction.  When you think you are getting close to a definition then multiply by one million and start over again.  It is this infinite nature of God which gives Him the capacity to make sure that my neurons keep synapsing.  It is what makes it possible for Him to keep track of each human being and what is going on in their inner being.  If men operate in DOS and women in Windows then God is an operating system that can have limitless aps open and never crash.

In the midst of that we have the words of the God,

(Rom 5:8 KJV)  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
I hope you get bored enough to look around you and contemplate the miracle of it all.

Merry Christmas where we celebrate the birth that lead to the death, that lead to the resurrection, which offers us hope.  At one end a cradle; at the other, eternity.

homo unius libri


  1. I love this post! I often go outdoors at night to look up at the zillions of stars shining so brightly...and I wonder...I believe in "heaven" and eternal life when I die...sometimes I wonder if my "human death" will lead me to a new, different life again on one of those stars that I see, ever present and bright? I wonder if death might be a whole new adventure to embrace? There is a universe out there..I wonder what it might be like? I wonder if my loved ones who have left this human life are living a new adventure somewhere out there? I wonder about many things...LOL!

  2. It sounds like you are in contact with your inner Imago De. I feel for those who have no assurance of eternal life and live in morbid fear.

    Grace and peace


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