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.

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Opus 2023-191: Boggles

As I was in worship and contemplating that which cannot be contemplated the phrase “boggles the mind” came to me.  It is not a technical scholarly phrase.  I can’t find it in my theology books.  As you know it is not original.  It is appropriate in some contexts.

There are many things that almost boggle the mind.  When I consider the blessings of my life it is not beyond imagination, just hard to believe.  When I looked at a new born grandchild I almost got boggled but I knew others who had been there and I was one myself.  The beauty of a spring morning in wildflower season can make your sox curl.  If I ever did it, a hole in one would make me think I was alseep.

But contemplating God goes a step beyond.  It is like a math formula, ∞ * ∞.  Our minds can only approach it because we were created in the image of God.  Our dog will never even know there is an idea past his food bowl.

I don’t expect to get unboggled in this life.  Even in eternity it is doubtful.  In the mean time I have the joy of getting a glimpse of glory.

homo unius libri

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