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…