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, December 12, 2022

 Opus 2022-337: Dark Thoughts: Because I Said So

As I was staring out into the dark of the morning I was reflecting on the complexity of creation and our bumbling attempts to understand it.  The phrase, “Because I said so” came to mind and how appropriate that can be.

God has given us certain standards of behavior that we call morals.  Why?  He gave Moses the law on Mount Sinai and added to it over time.  Sometimes things make sense.  I can understand why I should not murder.  Other times, not so much.  What is wrong with casting an envious eye on my neighbors ox?  Why can’t I mix fibers in my sox?

The answer ultimately is “Because I said so.”  That should be enough.

I have grandchildren who are at the age where they can understand a lot but still have no real awareness of the world.  If I tell the four year old she is not to go out the front door without me she might ask, “Why?”  I can explain but she does not want to understand.  She thinks she is quite capable of handling what the street will throw at her and knows she won’t get lost.  Often it comes down to “Because I said so.”

Get used to it.  God has his reasons.  The government may not but God does.

homo unius libri

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