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.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Opus 2021-045: And, So?

One thing I notice as being very common:  We all like to complain about what is wrong but we don’t offer solutions.  Even worse, if there are potential solutions we don’t act on them.

Mea culpa.  

One of the questions I have for people at times is, “And, so?”  What do they want me to do.  My wife usually waits until we are almost at the restaurant to point out some flaw in my grooming.  Someday I will turn around and drive home to deal with it.  I am not sure if I will leave her at the restaurant or make her ride with me.

In some areas doing something is relatively easy.  While some people live in an area where they have no alternative to shopping at Walmart, I don’t think that is the case for everyone.  Contrary to popular belief there are places to get things besides Amazon.

In other needs we are locked in.  Your mortgage may have been sold to Wells Fargo or B of A.  You may only have one choice for health insurance.  I get it.  Your one vote can’t vote the suckers out.  

I urge you to be creative.  Sometimes it is just a matter of denying yourself a bit.  I went to a used book store that had a sign saying noone could come in with a concealed weapon.  I turned around and waited for another day and another store.  It didn’t hurt me a bit.  The only problem was I had driven across town to go to that one business.  Their loss, not mine.

Make someone a loser this week.  It will be better than complaining to someone else who is doing nothing.

homo unius libri

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