God’s Bad-Hair Day
God spoke to me last night. He was angry, actually perhaps more frustrated than angry. He couldn’t understand how his creation could have gotten so far off track. Unfortunately, I had no answers for him.
The reason for his frustration was how could man build such edifices in his honor and at the same time blame him for the suffering in the world. Aside: Actually God is rather embarrassed by this whole worship thing. It’s totally unnecessary in his view. He simply wanted to know why mankind can’t take personal responsibility for their own actions. It’s a very valid point. What can one say other than it’s easier to blame someone else.
God seems to realize, even expects, that we’ll make lots of mistakes exercising our free will. However having given man the gift of free will, he’s upset that he gets the blame for man’s actions. After all, what’s a god suppose to do anyway? Is he suppose to butt into man’s affairs in violation of free will and contrary to his own Natural Laws of the universe?
Apparently, the world was never meant to be perfect and certainly never meant to be free of suffering. After all, if the world was already perfect, what would be the point of life? Anyway, if mankind does not like the world the way it is, we are free to change it. As Gandhi once said, all we need to do is to “ Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Later that same day, my wife told me about how awful her day had been (i.e. flaky people of all different stripes and flavors). I could really empathize with her. She just needed someone to listen to her vent. Wonderful (not), now I have both her and God that I have to listen to when they have had bad-hair days.
“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”
– Eleanor Powell