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, March 4, 2024

Opus 2024-041: The Place of Pets

(Psa 8:4 KJV)  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

I was distracted by the silly cat that I had to deal with and casually wondered if God considered us pets.  That doesn’t work.  I know that they say pets start to look like their owners but I don’t think that is the same concept that Genesis has when it says we were created in the image of God.  That is an awesome thought.

Pets can only go so far and can only be taught so much.  It isn’t their fault.  They are individuals and have personalities but it is like saying that rocks are different.

We are children of God if we have been redeemed.  That includes adoption.  It doesn’t happen when we leave the womb.  It happens when we trust Jesus.  Children don’t just change, they grow and mature.  They are unending in their growth they can go on and on.  Children are created in the image of the parent.  Animals can never live up to that.

If my cat had a physical problem that would cost so much I would have to mortgage the house, I would get a new cat.  Sorry if you feel otherwise.  If it was my child I would be on my way to the bank.

So accept that God put humans in a special category.  He sent His son to die for us.  That never happened for the dinosaurs.  He let them go extinct.  

Maybe He replaced them with cats.  The rabbit trails that could lead to are for another day.  Hopefully it will never come.

homo unius libri

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