Good Day, God!
I love water — love the ocean — and I particularly enjoy eating a meal while looking at the water. That was my hope this morning, God, as I drove off to the waterfront.
The last time I had gone to the Aloha Marketplace, it was bustling with busy shops and people happily strolling around. Sigh. Not so, today, God. Most shops were closed with For Lease signs on them. The restaurant we were going to was only open for dinner. And, there was not a tourist in sight. Not any local folks there either.
I know the economy is BAD, God. But I’ve been down in Waikiki and it seemed to be doing fairly well. This lovely spot overlooking the harbor is a disaster. It is geared to cruise ships and they are few and far between right now. The whole property has been “For Sale” for several months. But, I wonder if anyone can do much without the ships coming in.
We are all so interconnected God! Trouble in one part of the globe affects us all. But, we live on the East end of Oahu and life is good out here. So, I only had an intellectual understanding of the recession. And that’s pretty close to No Understanding.
I suspect I am not alone, God. In history class we all found it appalling when Queen Marie Antoinette of France suggested that the peasants rioting for bread should “eat cake.” Alas, God, people at the top have always failed to “understand” the realities at the bottom.
Even just this small dose of “awareness” has been sobering. Please, God, open our Hearts!