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, July 3, 2023

Opus 2023-185: Trash Philosophy

We need to be cautious when trying to figure out motive.  Contemplating an unlined trash can opens the door to becoming a philosopher.  You seek truth if you can stop seething long enough.

I approached the kitchen sink, not being aware that I was on the verge of an existential battle.  The trash had been taken out but the liner had not been replaced.  I stared in disbelief, just as I had the multitude of times it had happened before.

My first response was irritation.  It was based on the suspicion that they are waiting for me to do it.  The ire began to build.  Who do they think they are?  Are they too good?  Am I the servant here?

My second response was understanding.  How often have I gotten distracted and not finished the job?  That is a question you do not need to answer.  It often helps to pause a minute, calm down and do some application of love.  

(1Co 13:5 KJV)  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
So, instead of stomping away I quietly pulled out a new bag and put it in the can.

Am I a good boy or what?

homo unius libri

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