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, April 19, 2023

Opus 2023-119: Christian Cliches: Cute Is Temporary

There are a lot of cute sayings that catch our attention and make us think.  The problem is, if we think too long, we find them ridiculous.  Let me give you the example that brings this to my mind.  I paraphrase:

“If everything you did not thank God for yesterday were to disappear today, how would your life be going?”
The initial stimulus is to point out how we need to be more aware of our blessings and have a thankful attitude.  That is good and a needed pause in our day.

But I spend a lot of time each morning being thankful and get tired of people lecturing me so my mind will go on tangents of how this would work out in a real world.  
    How many of you were thankful for gravity yesterday?
    Did you thank God for the tires on your car?
    Did you think of the sun rising on schedule?  Oh, you did?  You get to keep that.
You can see where this could go.

I would be better off if I would just accept the actual point of some things rather than take them literally.  I could think about puppy dogs and another Indiana Jones movie.

Wake me when it is over.

homo unius libri

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