The air is thick and misted with salt from the ocean. Heavy laden as it is, it is still cooler, much cooler, than inland. The sun is just going down. Colors of the sky deepen and get richer by the minute...almost seconds. The sky somehow appears more dense. A small plane passes over head. I wave my arms in an over exaggerated ‘Hello,’ making the kids do the same. From time to time, a pilot will wave back by rocking the planes wings side to side... it makes for an exhilarating moment. Try as I might, I can’t get this pilot to return the greeting.
Years ago I copied this article from a magazine, wish I knew which one. The copy is barely legible, sorely faded and tattered. I took the time to retype it, still believing after all these years it is worthy of reposting and moreover of saving. It falls, rather befittingly, into my overall aversion of organized religion and the unfortunate number of snakes that hide behind their white collars...
Despite it all... I still find my ‘Self’ reaching beyond my humanly limits. I know there is so much more than this... or any one of us. And despite what anyone says, does, coerces or expects on ANY level, the bottom line is ~ My relationship with God is just that, Mine.
As copied from -TO YOUR HEALTH MAY/JUNE 1999
And Now A Word From: God ~ By “you know who”
My Dear Children (and believe Me, that’s each of you).
I consider Myself a pretty patient guy. I mean, look at the Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get it right. And how about evolution? Boy, nothing is slower than designing that whole Darwinian thing to take place, cell by cell, and gene by gene.
I’ve been patient through your fashions, civilizations, wars and schemes, and the countless ways you take Me for granted until you get yourselves into big trouble again and again. I want to let you know about some of the things that are starting to tick Me off.