A friend recently asked: I am never going to have the life I want, am I ?
Me: Oh shit, Dearie dear.
A bit later
Friend: I need God
Me: (blah blah blah) God is right here for you. I know it’s true for me.
And that was that. It was late. I was tired.
Now I wish I’d been a little more ready.
What kind of God do you want? A kind God?
Or, the God of children’s nightmares; flowing white beard, golden throne,
Thou Shalt Not This, That, and Every Other Thing?
A personal friend in Jesus God?
A mystic comic, non-personal God of all Creation?
A God you can talk to?
A God that talks to you?
A God you can yell at? (Yes, you can yell at God. Check Psalms for that. Or, Lamentations maybe.)
You do not have to pick one. I think there’s a sampler pack.
Take it home. Try it out.
Prayers are usually for talking. Meditation/contemplation is better for listening. You can have it all.
And … leave room for miracles. If nothing is beyond God’s abilities …. try your best not to squeeze it all into too small a space in your heart.
Open your heart to loving your self first and God will find all the room needed.