I don’t even know how to begin conversing about this topic…I’ve always heard you shouldn’t talk about politics and religion without causing a bunch of panty bunching – but, this just keeps popping into my head and I”m going to bring it up.
As football season approaches (I pick on football players because I watch a lot of football), we’ll get to see the guy in the tight pants run down the field under the big H – kneel down and sign the cross across his chest or point upward as if thanking God for this touchdown…then there is the news footage of a catastrophe whether it be man made or weather related and the people are standing outside this tragic event saying..God was watching over them…as opposed to their neighbor, the schmuck, who is trapped in the house next door?…. the fans of whatever competition on the sidelines praying for God to let their side win…and God does? Thank you God for the beautiful day you provided for…… but?
as opposed to…
the player who runs down the field and makes a touchdown and knows that God most likely didn’t move all of those big players out of his way – that it is the way the game is played…the catastrophe victim who lost everything including his entire family…God didn’t watch over them because they didn’t pray hard enough? God didn’t like the losing team today because their fans didn’t pray enough and God really cares which side wins…and does anyone get mad at God if the day for the event doesn’t turn out beautiful? Thank you God for the snow storm that totally messed up all of our plans….No..it’s the weather..you have a 50/50 chance.
You have lots of money, great health, great family, no worries, no pain thank you God…but what happens when you lose all of your money? Do you think God has taken it away. Did God cause that accident that ruined your day and killed your family…he must have if on the flip side you are thanking God that no one was injured in the accident that ruined your day?
Do not in anyway consider me a non-believer in God. I think you can be in love with a beautiful day and want to rejoice…but I also think it needs to be mentioned that God gave us reasoning and choice..choice in all things… I also believe in your right to believe the way you want to believe..so this is not meant to bring about christian venom venting – just a perspective.
Until next time…