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, December 4, 2023

Opus 2023-300: Take a Moment

On the first Sunday of Advent I was listening to “It Came upon a Midnight Clear” and reveling in its message.  The third verse caught my attention.  The words were painting the burdens of life and how we keep moving forward.  I could identify with that from the years of earning a living and raising children.  Then there came the line,

“Oh, rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing.”
What good advice.  Take a moment.  Take several moments.  Take many moments.  Use the incarnation and the miracle of God becoming man as an excuse.  Start to build a habit.  There is renewal and refreshment in pausing to hear the angels sing.  

This is a good time of year to work on new habits and shuffling priorities.  Don’t waste it.  Yes, we might feel like we are those
“Who toil along the climbing way With painful step and slow,”
But God offers those moments of refocusing that make all the difference in the journey.

Merry Christmas.

homo unius libri

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