|Originally posted by SueZVudu
[On a side note, this is exactly why it irks me when I see some plane crash or tornado survivor on TV saying, "God wanted me to live. God saved my life." What about the people who died? Did God want them to die? Does God hate them? Did God not value their lives? Did they have nothing more to contribute to the world?[/B]
Yes, my priest once spoke of not liking the phrase, "But for the grace of God there go I" for those same reasons. He asked us if we had ever thought about what that implies about the other person and their relationship with God.
That is one of the sticky parts of spirituality for me. Why pray for God's help? Does He act to save people "in plane crashes" ir in natural disasters, for instance? I know prayer changes us, but does it ever cause God to act to "save" or to change circumstances and, if so, why does He only in some circumstances and not in others????? Or for some people and not for others? Do some people just hear his voice better? BLEH!!!! I feel certain about God in a lot of other respects, but that stuff is tough for me.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by jaylind festivus i hope you will grow to love yam like the rest of us (well most of us ). he is a real gem!
Yes, after I have been here longer I will get a better feel for where people are coming from. I participated in another forum for about a year and it's hard when you start off somewhere new b/c you don't know the personalities yet, etc. When in doubt, I ask. I look forward to getting to know all of you!