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.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Opus 2024-010: Bluster and Character

A conversation was going on in the next room and I could not get away from it.  At one point someone said that there were few women who would die for their children today.  I am not sure that is true.  Most parents would say they would die for their children and would mean it when they said it.

The problem is they won’t give up their Mercedes for their children.  They won’t live in a smaller house for their children.  This is the problem with our children today.  It isn’t that their parents would not die for them but that they will not live for them.

It is relatively easy to make glorious, idealistic claims.  The sad thing is that most of the key choices in life are not roof top proclamations but deep heart priorities.  Few people would rob a bank but when a clerk gives them too much change they walk out of the store quietly.  Children watch the daily character of their parents.  They may be temporarily impressed by bluster and loud claims but that quickly wears off and produces eye rolls more than security.

Pay attention to the small choices.  It may not change today but it will certainly mold tomorrow.

homo unius libri

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