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 9, 2021

Opus 2021-334: On the Street: I Saw a Sunrise...

I was out driving earlier than usual and was impressed by the glorious sun rise.  The colors were encouraging and the clouds did not seem depressed.  I gave God my approval for His creativity.

My mind went to the days when I was driving to work with the sun behind me and home the same.  At the time I was grateful that I wasn’t living in constant retina attacks.  Today it occurred to me that I probably missed a lot of beauty.  Then it occurred to me that I also missed a lot of glare.  It seems like it is a trade off.

Isn’t that the way of life.  Everything seems to have a trade off.  If you want beautiful sunrises you need to be willing to put up with sun-in-the-eyes syndrome.  Think of how this works in real life.  If you want a Donald Trump to improve the economy, lower unemployment among minorities, bring peace in the Middle East, make us energy independent, keep us out of war, nominate conservative judges, etc., etc., etc., then you have to put up with spending too much, mean tweets and orange.  It you want a Joe Biden, or any garden variety Democrat, then you need to be willing to accept the opposite of all the things above along with pushing for a police state and one party rule.  I am not sure what the trade off is that anyone would like.  Maybe it is just the repeated chant of “Orange Man bad.”

The people attacking the United States over issues like slavery are Utopiaddicts.  They have this picture of perfection in their mind and are willing to destroy and kill to achieve it.  It is one of the differences between the government we got in 1787 and the one would have had if Thomas Jefferson was at the Constitutional Convention instead of e-mailing and tweeting his ideas from France.  

So enjoy your sunsets and remember that if it tastes good it is probably bad for you.

homo unius libri

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