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, December 14, 2022

 Opus 2022-342: Advent Calendar: Day 14, Sheep Being Sheep

Today’s chocolate tidbit looks like a poorly drawn sheep.  Or it could be a fluffy dog.  Or a pair of mittens if you imagination is working well.  It is one of the sheep in the fields.

(Luk 2:8 KJV)  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And that is it.  Talk about a bit part.  You can see why the toddlers and pre-school kids get this part in the Christmas Pageant.  It is also a good designation for most of the people in the country who walk around without any clue.  There is no indication of whether the sheep noticed the angels in the sky.  I would have thought that a sky full of angels in chorus would have caused a stampede no matter how well they sang.  We don’t know but I think it would have been referenced.

And then the shepherds went off and left them.  I would guess they were better off not knowing what was going on.

As my mind wanders I think about all the times I have come close to death.  Some I have noticed.  When someone is going the wrong direction on the freeway and barely misses you it is hard not to sit up a little straighter.  I often wonder how many times my guardian angels has headed off a drunk driver or blown a deadly virus out of the way.

Be grateful that you don’t get invited to all the parties.

Merry Christmas.

homo unius libri

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