Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Obsolete words

Repent, Sinner, and all these kinds of words are obsolete and should not be used any longer. These words might have been useful thousands of years ago but today they do only two things:
  • Keep people like myself from reading any further - OR
  • Make those who read them, feel small, unworthy of anything, and therefore most of them become bitter and incapable of giving, forgiving, loving, and serving.

People can only be made to suffer for so long – because of the past sacrifices or many saints and sages – we are in a time period when we must learn new things, and self-flagellation is not one of them.
A self-assured individual will not be afraid, to give, to serve, to love, to forgive, and be forgiven. A self-assured individual will be capable to appreciate other’s culture and other people’s faith. A self-assured individual will be capable of stepping out of his/her comfort zone to make the world a better place for all.
The picture below is of my husband, the most loving, serving man I knew.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Understanding God

I seek to understand God.  I have more intensely do so in the past four years than ever before. In his late teens, my husband asked God directly who He was and God responded with, “I am”.  I have told this story several times before. Yesterday, however, while doing so once again, I felt a greater understanding of what these two words meant.

I understand that telling this story is not going to improve your own understanding of God, but telling a story over and over, someday the story might make sense.

So, yesterday for the 1st time I got a glimpse of what, “I am” means.

God, is not simply a spiritual being, another entity beside ourselves.  God simply is.  Without the existence of God, there is nothingness, not even a “black hole”.  Without the existence of God, there is no me, no you, no trees, no pets, no air, no world, no earth, no nothing.  So, God “is”.  By simply saying so, we do not limit our description of God but simply admit his existence as the only possibility for ours and the creation.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Let Us Pray...

I don’t watch TV, I don’t have cable, on purpose.  When I want to see the news, I watch BBC.  Today, March 23, 2016 I watched the news and I saw the report on the Brussel’s attack.

I want to pray. I so want to pray!  And I can, of course, but, me, alone, how powerful can my prayer be? Will it reach the gods?  Will it reach the powerful forces in the universe that can change us and make us humans and not monsters?

How do we deal with this?  I am asking you? And you, and you.  I am not asking, my government, I am not asking my military, I am not asking my police force, I am asking you.  The humble no body that makes 90% of humanity.  Do we have the power to change things – yes I believe we do.  Where is this power?  It is not G for gun or W for war or H for hate or I for indifference.

Google says that 84% of people living on earth have faith.  We may not know what to do with it, we may not practice it, and in some places we may even have to hide it, but….somewhere, deep inside us, at the core of our human being we believe that we are different than the rest of the creation.  We may not understand it but we know, we are not like any other creatures on earth.

Would it hurt, if suddenly this 84% was praying to their God asking for guidance, asking for a hint, or just a suggestion, on how to help us live together in peace?

I want to pray with everyone, I don’t care which church you belong to, or even if you belong to one, it is not important to me.  What is important to me is that you want to pray too.  Pray for understanding, pray for us to live in peace. Pray that our leaders will be guided to make the right decisions, the right choices, for the sake of humanity and the future of our children.  Pray that our leaders will not act out of revenge, out of anger, out of outrage, though they have the right to be angry.  I want them to be able to receive guidance beyond their own abilities so that they will succeed where everyone else, before them, for so many thousands of years have failed.

It is time that we take hold of who we are as human beings.  We may look different and speak different languages.  But the language of the heart is the same regardless of where we come from.  Let’s give our heart the ability to do what it has always be capable of doing.  Let us learn to care, to be companionate, to be understanding, to ask for forgiveness, and to forgive, to respect our differences, let us learn to love.
Let Us Pray…