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, November 24, 2022

 Opus 2022-314: Thanks Thoughts: Interesting Times

This is an unusual Thanksgiving.  As we once again sit down to a meal celebrating our blessings we think about all the bad news coming in from around the world.  It is like reading Matthew 24:  Wars, famine, pestilence.  

We need to pray for those facing famine.  Focus on governments run by selfish narcissists.  In modern times most food shortage is a result of government malfeasance.  Policy has called for burning food on the docks.  Regulations keep farmers from doing their best.  Partisan bickering causes spoilage.  There is plenty of food to go around, or there has been.  That may change.

We need to give if we can find a trustworthy organization.  That is a tall order.  So many of the “charities” are fronts for people giving themselves big salaries.  Often your local church can be a funnel for funds.  

We need to begin focusing on the real blessings we have.  For a moment build a worse case scenario.  What happens if next year we are eating on paper plates with plastic forks?  What if the main course is what we call “Blue Box” macaroni and cheese and the desert is plain green Jello?  What if they are store brand instead of big name?   We can still be blessed and thankful if our families are together and the heat is still on.  If the heat is not on then we can be thankful for the coats and sweaters we have.

Most people I read who believe they know more than I do think that we may have shortages here but will not starve or freeze.  I am not sure they know more than I do.  What I do know is that God will provide for those who are His.  

I am blessed and overwhelmed with thanksgiving.  Blessings.

homo unius libri

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