Clarissa wrote:"Dear Hutterite, Although people might pray for
God to intercede in a football game, there is no proof that he has done
so."Dear Clarissa,I understand the challenges of
being diagnosed and having to live with an in curable disease. But there is also
no proof or evidence or indication that any of the many gods humans have
worshipped have ever interceded in any human affairs.Ever.
Dear Hutterite, Although people might pray for God to intercede in a football
game, there is no proof that he has done so. It is possible, of course, but we
don't know the mind of God. I asked myself when I was diagnosed with an
incurable disease, why didn't God make me better. After a we minutes, I
thought not "Why me, but why not?" I believe that I could have been
cured, but it was not God's design. I have learned a lot from being sick
and it has taught me compassion. As to the article, I thought it was wonderful.
Such a great parallel between individual losing others, and not knowing where
they are, and those who are also lost because they don't know who they are
in the eternal sense. That is why we must never give up on the Lost who are
living. Those in which lives can be changed by simple acts of kindness and works
that will hopefully help them no longer be Lost.
We haven't lost god. We wondered what kind of omnipotent, omniscient being,
given credit for infinite love, looks down on the sufferings of humanity and
decides to intervene...in football games. Is this an intelligent, grand design?
No. It's cruel and capricious as a design, or much more likely, a lie.
I liked the story and how you brought in loosing our way relevant. You mater.