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.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Opus 2024-046: Five to Go

I am at the age when the ranks are thinning.  

I figure I have about five years left.  I have no scientific basis for that but then science often has no scientific basis either.  It is pure speculation arrived at in idle moments.  I think I started thinking about it in my 50's.  My grandfather died at 67.  He was super-sedentary, shaped like a bowling ball, probably had diabetes and did nothing to take care of it.  My father lived to 74, a seven year difference.  He had polio as a child and worked hard all his life.  He had diabetes but dealt with it.

Fast forward in the world of fantasy and “evidence based” research.  I figure I will live to be 81.  That is five years away.  I would not say I am frisky but then I never was.  I am doing well.  I walk every day and so far, as much as I can remember, have always found my way home.  I could live to be 100.  I have an uncle who is 91 and counting.  

However it works out I am convinced that God will call me home when He is ready, not when I have it scheduled.  I can live with that.  I can die with that.  My only request is that it be quick.

homo unius libri

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