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.

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Opus 2024-130: Core Focus

When we would go out of the house my father would often say to us remember you are a Jaberwoky (Name changed to protect the innocent).  We knew exactly what he meant.  He had worked hard to make the name a reflection of upright living and dependability.  He did not want us to be stupid and tarnish it.  It worked.

What is it that you would fill that blank with if someone were to say you to you “Remember you are a ________”?  Are you proud of your family?  Maybe you would put in “the parent of _____” or “the husband of _______”.  There should be something about your life that draws you to live better and be an example.

We should think of ourselves, of course, as Christians.  And that should be what guides our behavior and our choices.

Instead, we have so many different priorities that set the agenda for our day.  Obviously, there are times when our work tells us what we are to do next.  Our families make demands on us.  But that is not the question.  My father was not asking me to answer.  He was telling me to remember what my core was.  It would do us well to remember that.

Of course the first step in achieving that is spending some time in introspection deciding what our core is.

Start contemplating your navel.

homo unius libri

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