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Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Sort Of Universal Sort Of Prayer

This is a "To Whom It May Concern" message to any deity/higher power in existence.

It feels like too many people I know -- whether I know them very well or only from Twitter or Facebook posts -- are having problems. Health issues. Money problems. Family concerns. Relationship breakups. You name it. And sure, even one person is one too many, and to be sure there are plenty of people I don't know at all who are enduring trials of their own. I know that things happen. But it seems lately it's happening more than it should. Maybe it's just me, but it feels that way.

In a fair, just world, people's suffering would at least be eased by societal and governmental functions. But we don't live in a fair, just world. We live in a world controlled by men and women who are sometimes evil and despicable, sometimes maddeningly incompetent, sometimes both (and those may be the most dangerous of all).

So if you're out there, God, Allah, Buddha, Krishna, Yahweh, Flying Spaghetti Monster or whatever you're being called this week, I'd like you to work a little harder and provide more people with answered prayers, positive energy, good vibrations, white light, magic or whatever. Because we could all really use a break. I've included a couple of lighted candles if you're into that sort of thing.

Thanks in advance,


1 comment:

TampaZeke said...

"Buddha" shouldn't be in that list. The Buddha never claimed to be God, or even to be a god, and no one thinks of him as such except ignorant non-Buddhists. The Buddha was an enlightened MAN and nothing more. Buddhists don't worship the Buddha, we simply show him honor and respect by paying homage to him for teaching us how to avoid suffering and to end the cycle of death and rebirth.