Monday, June 6, 2011


A friend wrote to me:
"You are a spiritual person who has had more than her share of trouble."
Spiritual, I suppose. I know nothing of heaven; I just imagine possibilities.
There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.   
Hamlet. Wm. Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene V
Consider String Theory.
He will not let your foot slip. He who keeps you will not slumber. Psalm 121
Holocaust, Rwanda, Darfur, Sendai, and someone's tender little child murdered by a pervert - while police look the other way.
The Lord loves you.
Cancer, robbery, murder, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, drought, fire, flood ...
Can you move a mountain? Can you pull a leviathan out of the sea?  Job 41
Man makes excuses for his imagined god. But we cannot imagine the infinite possibilities of The True Creator - from the explosive power deep inside a neutron to the farthest reaches of infinite space.  
So man creates a god and tries to squeeze his imagined god into a book or a building. And then he tries to impose his imagined god on others, so he won't feel so alone and so powerless. And if others follow, he revels in the power they give to him - and he becomes a god to them. And they dress him in fine robes and adorn him with silver and gold. And they conform. And they obey. And they fear to ask questions.
Trouble comes when those who imagine a god impose their dogma on the weak, the poor, the ignorant, the desperate. Repeat after me, repeat after me, repeat after me. And they, being weak and poor and ignorant and desperate, cling to the images of the god that men have created. And the flock grows as the sheep follow. And the creators of their creator prosper.
Of this I am quite sure - a zillion monkeys working hard in their laboratories for eons could not create the human brain. And who would have created their brains?
Of this I am quite sure: These incredible brains we have been given are meant for survival and for a purpose. Perhaps we are all cells in the body of The True God.
I believe we are extensions of The True Creator, "His" hands, eyes, ears, arms and legs.
In Him, we live and move and have our being.  Acts 17:28
We have the supreme responsibility of nurturing, protecting, healing and honing the Creation. It will be what we make it.
Of this I am quite sure: There is good and there is evil.
Do not compromise with evil.
Do not let the fear of men or women rule the mind The Creator has created in you.
What is your role?

Will you help to make this a happier, healthier world ?
Will you speak truth and do justice ?
What doth the Lord require of thee ?
Phyllis Carter

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