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.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Opus 2022-215: Get Inside the Box

I was watching my grandson “read” a book.  Actually, he was reading more than one.  The first was impressive.  The second he held upside down.  It isn’t as if he was looking at a page of print.  These were pictures with a few words.  It didn’t seem to bother him that the animals were standing on their heads.  I found myself wondering at what age he would begin to notice.

That of course made me start wandering about all the people around me that don’t seem to notice that the world is upside down.  My grandson is two and a half.  He is able to discern that the wheels on a car go down.  He put together a wooden train with the engine first.  He never tries to pour tea into an upside down cup.  Yet he still is not bothered by upside down pictures.  Does this mean that he has not yet learned to think inside the box?  What about people who know enough to put on a jacket when it is cold but think that cold weather is a sign of global warming?  In history they probably read about the vast herds of buffalo that covered the middle of the country but they worry about cow farts destroying life on earth.  

There are times when I think I am going to need to stop watching my grandchildren so much.  Probably not.  If nothing else it is a way of being reminded how above average they are.  The big question is, “Heredity or environment?”

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