Sunday, November 30, 2008

For Advent


aola said...

I had a strange reaction to this video... for some reason, it just made me mad. Mad that there is so much pain and suffering in the world, mad that there is so much injustice, mad that God doesn't seem to ever "show up". Becky said to me one time that the most God we could ever expect to see was in other people - at the time I thought she was wrong because I was still expecting God to show up in some huge miraculous way, but, as the years have passed I understand what she meant. The most God we will ever see is in each other and we are the only ones that can help solve these problems.

Sandra said...

I don't think I realized it until I read your comment, but when I watch this I don't think of "God showing up in a huge miraculous way". I think of people. Much like Becky's comment. I think of the holy in each of us reaching out.
That other version of the story. The one they told me in church. It leaves me angry and confused. In fact, my mom and I just had a conversation about this and it left me just as angry and confused. The old line they used to feed us about your faith not being strong enough if your prayers aren't answered. What kind of crap is that? And further more who ever asked for any of the bad stuff to happen anyway and what is the point of a child ever having to suffer? The old equations they taught me in church don't add up. So yeah, I agree with Becky.
When I watch this video, it stirs my heart to be more, do more, love more. That is what I get out of it. I'm not the type to sit around and wait for something miraculous to happen. I'd rather take part in making a miracle.