Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Now Looky Here

I consider myself a pretty patient God. I mean, look at the
Grand Canyon. It took millions of years to get it right. And 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 getting out of kilter. First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me up a wall. Enough already! Let's get one thing straight. These are YOUR religions, not Mine.I'm the whole enchilada; I'm beyond them all. Every one of your religions claims there is only one of Me (which by the way, is absolutely true). But in the very next breath, each religion claims it's My favorite one. And each claims its bible was written personally by Me, and that all the other bible's are man-made. Oh, Me. How do I even begin to put a stop to such complicated nonsense?Okay, listen up now. I'm your Everything. I don't play favorites. Also, I hate to break it to you, but I don't write all that much.
My last major effort was "The Ten Commandments" and that wasn’t a big seller.
It’s extremely depressing to realize that no one can remember 10 things.
I've always been more of a "doer" anyway.So guys and gals I’ve read all of your books, including those independent Bible's.
I inspired them all but there were still mistakes here and there. I admit I let the mistakes happen.
The name of the game is to get you to listen to your hearts and to me and not to get all enamored / heated up
over someone’s philosophy and interpretation.
My Spirit is not ancient history. I’m still alive and functional and as fresh as your next breath. Holy books were only meant to steer you in the right direction, not to keep you arguing with each other, and certainly not to keep you from trusting your own personal connection with Me. Which brings Me to my next point about your nonsense.You act like I need you and your religions to stick up for Me or "win souls" for My sake. Please, don't do Me any favors. I can stand quite well on my own, thank you. I don't need you to defend Me, and I don't need constant credit. I just want you to be good to each other.And another thing: I don't get all worked up over money or politics, so stop dragging My name into your dramas. For example, I never threatened Oral Roberts. I never rode in any of Rajneesh's Rolls Royces. I never told Pat Robertson to run for president, and I've never EVER had a serious conversation with Jim Baker, Jerry Falwell, or Jimmy Swaggart! Of course, come Judgment Day, I certainly intend to...The thing is, I want you to stop thinking of religion as some sort of loyalty pledge to Me. The true purpose of your religions is so that YOU can become more aware of ME, not the other way around.Believe Me, I know enough about you already. I know what's in each of your hearts, and I love you with no strings attached. Lighten up and enjoy Me. That's what religion is best for. What you seem to forget is how mysterious I am.You look at the petty differences in your Scriptures and say, "Well, if THIS is the truth, then THAT can't be!" But instead of trying to figure out My Paradoxes and Unfathomable Nature why not open your hearts to the simple
common threads in all religions????You know what I'm talking about: Love and respect everyone. Be kind, even when life is scary or confusing, take courage and be of good cheer, for I am always with you. Learn how to be quiet, so you can hear My still, small voice. I don't like to shout and never go where I’m not wanted, unless you all
are doing something really crazy.Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and gracefulness, for you are My Children. Hold back nothing from life, for the parts of you that can die, surely will, and the parts that can't, won't. So don't worry, be happy!!!
Simple stuff. Why do you keep making it so complicated? It's like you're always looking for an excuse to be upset. And I'm very tired of being your main excuse. Do you think I care whether you call me Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Wakantonka, Brahma, Father, Mother or even the Void of Nirvana? Do you think I care which of My special children you feel closest to -- Jesus, Mary, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed or any of the others?You can call Me and My Special Ones any name you choose, if only you would go about My business of loving one another as I love you. How can you keep neglecting something so simple? I'm not telling you to abandon your religions. Enjoy your religions, honor them, learn from them, just as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your parents. But do you really need to walk around telling everyone that your parents are better than everyone else’s parents???
Your religion, like your parents, may always have the most special place in your heart; I don't mind that at all. I don't want you to combine all the Great Traditions in One Big Mess. Each religion is unique for a reason. Each has a unique style so that people can find the best path for themselves. But My Special Children -- the ones that your religions revolve around -- all live in my heart, as do you, and they get along perfectly well, I assure you.The clergy must stop creating a myth of sibling rivalry where there is none. My blessed children of Earth, the world has grown too small for your pervasive religious bigotry’s and confusion. The whole planet is connected by air travel, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines, rock concerts, diseases, and mutual needs and concerns. Do you think I’d let that happen if you weren’t
supposed to get to know / help and love / appreciate each other????Get with the program! If you really want to help me then commit yourselves to figuring out how to feed your hungry, clothe your naked, protect your abused, and shelter your poor. And just as importantly, make your own everyday life a shining example of kindness and good humor. Also don’t forget, that the Sun is
going to consume the earth in about a billion years so start now on how you are
going to get out into space and find a new home in a reasonable time frame. I certainly
didn’t build the universe for nothing!!!!I've given you all the resources you need, if only you would abandon your fear of each other and begin living, loving, and laughing together. I love you all even
though some of you make it difficult bordering on the impossible.These pointers are just the basics. Just because I gave you Free Will doesn’t mean I
wanted you to suffer from bad decisions / dopey ideas and faulty thinking . I just want
you to be happy and content. Always!!! Just trust me on this!!!!.

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