God works in mysterious ways…..this is the stock answer of every Catholic Priest and most Protestant clergy. When people need help and comfort; when it all falls apart or a loved one dies young, they get the “mystery story” as if God was a Divine Agatha Cristy book spinning mysteries with almost no clues.
Not much help is it? No wonder so many 21st Century young people are getting more and more turned off of mainline religion. They want answers from their Congressmen or Congresswomen, their Senators , their God and most importantly their President (another great mystery!)
They want answers and action! Here are my big 3 of questions to God
- Why does God allow terrible things like earthquakes, Hurricanes and other disasters to kill millions?
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
- If God loves us why does He or She not protect us?
Here are a few simple answers that may point the way to your personal awakening.
Question #1 Why does God allow bad things to happen to us?
Answer: God is not an insurance policy but a Creator. We are the driving wheel of our life. If we make a choice that is based in anger, hatred or sorrow we can forecast that this choice will have great negative impact on our life. God does not ensure your life for bad mistakes. You create your life experience by what you think, speak and do, or fail to do.
2. Why do bad things happen to good people?
Good and bad are human ideas. What one culture deems good another judges as terrible. To God all creation is good, whether the individual who did the creation by thought, word and deed deems it good or bad is up to them. Being a good person does not ensure that one will never have an illness or a negative experience. Remember we create our own reality, Life DOES NOT HAPPEN TO US! We happen to life!
3. Why does God not protect us?
The Law is the creative force in the Universe and it is up to us to learn how to use it. The Law is the Creative medium that God uses with us as a partner in creation to create all that exists. God creates the Universe, the stars and planets, and makes the spiritual and physical laws that govern the Universe.
We create the circumstances of human existence. We decide to live in peace and plenty by loving our brothers and sisters. OR we can live in lack and limitation, hate and jealousy; experiencing horror, death and destruction.
In August 1914 Europe had a choice. Live and let live or murder the man and woman who held the fate of much of Europe in their hands. Yes, the Archduke and Duchess died that August afternoon, the only heirs to the throne of the 1000 year old Hapsburg Empire that ruled most of Europe with a rather benign hand.
When those gunshots rang out in Sarajevo, the Old Order died and the worst war ever fought by human kind destroyed the peace of Europe and much of the world for almost 80 years. We know that war as World War 1
As a young Winston Churchill said, looking at the lights of London being turned off:the lights are going out all over the world and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. We are living with the effects of that horrible choice made by one Serbian Terrorist named Princip to this very day. World War 2 was merely the continuation of a terrible mistake made in 1914.
This is a graphic example of the workings of the Law of Cause and Effect. One person making a fateful decision for blood and destruction instead of love and light changed the world for the entire 20th Century.
More people died as a result of that decision than all the wars in history to that point in time.
Was this God’s Will? Was this the work of God?
No this was a fatally bad choice by one hate filled young man and the overreaction of the great powers of Russia, Austria, France and Britain to Princip’s fateful act that August Day. Could God have prevented it?
The Law is the Law, once it is set in motion, the only solution is to put in motion an opposite action to change the effects that we have put into Cause.
Even God works by the Law of Mind Action. Our Mind and God’s Mind work the same way, the difference is only the scale of the activity. God operates cosmically. We operate on this earthly plane.
The condition of our Earthly Home, which was created by Spirit, is solely the result of our use, individually and collectively of the Law of Mind Action, often called Cause and Effect.
How can you live the life that you have always dreamed of? Think only of good, loving things. Think only of what you desire for yourself, your family and for all humankind. Thoughts are things. They exist and they create your life and collectively they create the world around us. Words are thoughts in physical form and they have tremendous power.
You create your life by thought, word and deed. Collectively we make our reality, right here and right now.
It has been said that nations get the leaders they deserve. This means that the mood and attitude of the nation will attract just the leader that the people desire.
Think about our current situation and see how this chaos came to pass.
May the indwelling God and the Most High God (one in the same) be with you in all your thoughts and actions. Use the Law for only that which you are willing to experience in your life. The Law is the power of God working through you; be very careful how you use it!
Until we are together again:
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida
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