Good Morning, God!
The rain has paused and yesterday I jogged around Kapiolani Park — stopping to take photos — loving the sunlit green grass. Actually, just loving the GREEN. New Life! Hope! And I pray for the Greening of our Country, and our World.
Yesterday, sorting through the gift books at Arcadia I found that I distinctly DID NOT WANT books that were POST APOCALYPSE! I don’t mind books that are about apocalypse threatening — and being fought off. But, to reinforce the idea of DISASTER? Sigh.
So, God, I am praying for peace and understanding. I have commitment to PRAY with Sandy FOR those politicians who scare me. I am WANTING to HELP. And, that does sound funny to me — but, that is what I feel CALLED TO.
A few days ago I happened upon a section in the book BEING WRONG about the early Zealots in Israel. These men determined ONLY YOU should rule — NOT THE ROMANS. And they set about killing — killing Romans AND any Jew who they considered to be working WITH the Romans. They burned the crops of their own people — trying to force them to join them. All of this in the 60s A.D. It sounded horribly familiar. It led to the destruction of the TEMPLE in 70 A.D. and their stand at Masada. Hmmm. I had admired them. Now I fear them, AND their example.
Worthy Causes? Making the END justify the MEANS? PLEASE GOD, KEEP US FOCUSED ON YOUR COMMANDS. Help us to LOVE You — AND to LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR as WE LOVE OURSELVES!