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, May 15, 2023

Opus 2023-141: Want to Be Perfect?

Perfect is boring.

Think about it.  I enjoy playing golf.  I don’t love it any more because I never got good enough to be really challenged, but I still like it.  I can go to a local par 3 and have a great time.  The course would bore a professional golfer to death.  Those guys are so good that it is embarrassing.  If heaven were a par 3 they would not want to go.

The possibility of failure adds spice to the sauce of life.

Will there be broken bones in heaven?  Maybe not bones but something that gives challenge.  A large part of doing the ski jump is the knowledge that things could go seriously wrong.  With my lack of coordination I have never been tempted.  Will I get reflexes in eternity so I can try some of the stunts that I was better off without?

The Bible has the concept of perfection.  At least it is translated that way.  The concept is more maturity and having reached the goal.  That leaves a place for imperfection in perfection, if you get my drift.  A good example might be my granddaughter when she was born.  She was a perfect baby.  Believe it.  Also believe that she filled her diaper regularly, spit up and refused to go to sleep.  We never doubted her perfection.  Well, maybe that day when she threw up in her crib at 2:00 AM.

Adam and Eve were perfect.  How did that work out?  That is why the spiritual journey to maturity is as important as the grace powered transformation that starts the journey.  Perfect is boring but maturity opens doors to glory, like turning 16 and getting my driver’s license.  

Grow in grace.

homo unius libri

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