Man says….Show me and I will trust you. God says….Trust Me and I will show you.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin has said in his view that the Christian life is essential to the progress of evolution. Our role is to “Christify” the world by our actions. To love God, we must also love what God loves. Maybe we should ask ourselves if our heart desire is God’s heart desire.
We might be having spiritual sensations, or we might not, but God is working on our souls all the time. Let’s take a present situation as it is now, and try to deal with what it brings us in a spirit of generosity and love. Right now, in fact, most of the day, TV is overwhelmed with the shooting of a news reporter and camera man in rural Virginia. They died at the scene and another woman is recovering.
The killer is a former employee of the station, with a checkered past and unconstrained rage. We do not know all the details yet, but we do know he perceived terrible discrimination, and looked for trouble. He was difficult to work with, and was finally fired two years ago. Today he opens fire, then ran, and eventually killed himself.
When we ask ourselves the question I posed earlier, we are full of anger toward him and sympathy for those who were injured and lost their lives. We even might think, gosh, what in the world is happening? Everyday somebody gets shot.
How does God think about this situation? He didn’t do it. He is not at fault. God is love. So does He look at this situation in the spirit of generosity and love? No, I am sure He does not. (Please forgive me for presuming what God might or might not think. I am aware that His time is not my time, and He is the creator so yes, this is my imagination) What that killer did was wrong. Thou shalt not kill. God is committed to justice.
Does this situation bring us anything in the spirit of generosity and love? I think so. I know one thing for sure. We are all broken and we need to take up the whole armor of God, which is the sword of Spirit, (Ephesians) and seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
The only offensive weapon mentioned is the sword of the Spirit. Ephesians also says to pray in the Spirit at all times, in every prayer and supplication. I think we need to do a lot more than we do. So, let us pray, for those who lost their lives, for those who are recovering, and for the killer because his last words were about having peace. God will see to the justice. Thy will be done.
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