Good Evening, God,
This morning, I watched part of a Tweet called “Free Will Is Over” by Yuval Noah Harari. He said that humans are hackable. Alas, I fear he is right on that. Our minds are easily managed by the all encompassing media we are surrounded by. Even our Hearts, once plunged into the Icy Ocean of Fear can be led astray.
However, while driving home from getting my teeth cleaned just a few hours later, my car started to play Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor. GLORIOUS! I found myself “singing” along. I had simply had to add my voice to those of the instruments. Singing along with a Mozart Requiem? Unlikely, perhaps. But, a perfect antidote to the Tweet.
Really, God, we haven’t even begun to expand into so many of the gifts You have given us. I find individual humans to be delightful. Even those inserted into bureaucracies often manage to be kind and caring. I think that IS OUR NATURE!
One has only to read the writings of Father Gregory Boyle to be amazed at how Your Love can heal and transform the most traumatized individuals. And, in one way or another we have all been hurt. We all need the healing touch of love and understanding. And we need one another.
In a way we have been crippled by our society’s limited understanding of what it is to be human. We are not called to be “better” than others — but to be “with” each other. The power of love is still waiting to be more fully explored.