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.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Opus 2024-151: It Should Be Just Another Day

Father’s Day is like Easter, it is meaningless if it is your only appearance.  This is true for both the fathers and the children.  I am at the grandfather stage and enjoying every minute of it.  One reason I am able to enjoy it is because I look at a trip to Cosco with two kids in the cart and my daughter doing some shopping as a great Father’s Day event.  What makes those events extra meaningful is that they happen often during the year, not just in June.

I have dinner weekly with my son.  We always leave a good tip because we sit as long as our tail bones will hold out.  Each week is a Father’s Day.  It is the payoff for all those mornings I went to work.  It is the result of being there when needed.  It is glorious.

I attended a special Fathers’ Day event two weeks before the official date.  All right, it was not a Fathers’ Day event.  It was a birthday party for a 5 year old.  We had a cloud of children relishing a combination bounce house/ water slide.  It was raucous.  It was chaos.  It was smooth as silk because the fathers were there.  They changed diapers and mopped up the floor.  They passed out cake and helped supervise the opening of gifts.  The kids were kids.  They were well behaved kids because their fathers were involved in their lives on a daily basis.

I hope you can experience the same.  If you are the child, reach out.  He may not know you want to spend time with him.  If you are the father, reach out.  They may not know you want to spend time with them.

Have a blessed day, and year.

homo unius libri

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