((((((((((((((Love Leter from Father)))))))))))) Re: A Letter From God......

((((((((((((((Love Leter from Father)))))))))))) Re: A Letter From God......
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009 08:01 am

: A Letter from God
: My Dear Children (and believe me, that\'s all of you),

: I consider myself a pretty patient God. I mean, look at the Grand
: Canyon. It took millions of years for me to get it the way I want it.
: 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, your civilizations, your wars
: and your schemes, and the countless ways you take Me for granted
: until you get yourselves into big trouble again and again. Then, all
: of a sudden I hear from you.

: These are YOUR religions, not Mine.

: I\'m the whole enchilada; I\'m beyond them all. Every one of your
: religions and most of your spiritual paths claim 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 Holy Book was written personally by Me, and that all the other
: like the Koran, the Avesta’s, The Upanishads just to name a few are
: man-made. Good God, how do I even begin to put a stop to such
: complicated nonsense?

: Okay, listen up now. I\'m your Father AND Mother, and I don\'t play
: favorites among My children. Also, I hate to break it to you but I
: don\'t write books. My longhand is awful, and I\'ve always been more of
: a \"doer\" anyway.

: I want to let you know about some of the things that are starting to
: tick me off.

: First of all, your religious rivalries are driving Me up a wall. Enough
: already! Let\'s get one thing straight.

: So ALL of your Holy Books, including the Bible were written by men and
: women. They were inspired, remarkable people, but they also made
: mistakes here and there. I made sure of that, so that you would never
: trust a written word more than your own living heart.

: You see, one human being to me – even a homeless person on the street –
: is worth more than all the Holy Books in the world. That\'s just the
: kind of God I am.

: My Spirit is not a historical thing, its alive right here, right now, as
: fresh as your next breath. Holy books and religious rites are sacred
: and powerful, but not more so than the least of you.

: They 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 swear to Me that 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 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 you already. I know what\'s in each of your hearts,
: and I love you with no strings attached. Of course, I do have a soft
: spot for those of you who are Bucs fans.

: Lighten up and enjoy Me. That\'s what religion and spiritual awareness is
: best for. What you seem to forget is how mysterious I am.

: You look at the petty differences in your Holy Books 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
: – which by the way, you NEVER will – 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).

: Leave the world a better place by living your life with dignity and
: gracefulness, for you are My Own Child.

: 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 (I
: stole that last line from Bobby McFerrin, but who do you think gave
: it to him in the first place?)

: Simple stuff right? So 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, Buddha, Krishna, Mohammed, John Gruden 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 or spiritual paths. Enjoy them, honor them,
: learn from them, just as you should enjoy, honor, and learn from your
: parents. But do you walk around telling everyone that your parents
: are better than theirs?

: Your spiritual path, like your parents, may always have the most special
: place in your heart; I don\'t mind that at all. And I don\'t want you
: to combine all the Great Traditions in One Big Mess.

: Each religion, each spiritual path 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 the same place (My heart) and they get along perfectly,
: 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 bigotries and confusion. The whole planet is
: connected by air travel, satellite dishes, telephones, fax machines,
: rock concerts, diseases, and mutual needs and concerns.

: Get with the program!

: If you really want to help 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.

: I\'ve given you all the resources you need, if only you abandon your fear
: of each other and begin living, loving, and laughing together.

: I\'m not really ticked off, I just wanted to grab your attention because
: I hate to see you suffer.

: But I gave you free will.

: I just want you to be happy. Always. Trust in Me.

: Your One and Only,

: God.