November's Pastoral Letter

When God doesn't do what we want or ask for, it's not easy.

Never has been.  Never will be.  But faith is the conviction that God knows more than we do about this life and he will get us through it.  Remember disappointment is cured by changing our expectations and reflecting on what we have, and not on what we haven't, being grateful for what God has given us.

I like the story about a fellow who went to a Pet shop in search of a talking parrot.  He was a bachelor, living on his own, out at work all day, and wanted a companion to greet him on his return.  He couldn't stand the quiet.  The shop had just the bird for him, so the man bought it.  The next day this chap came home from work to a house full of chatter.  He went to the cage to feed the bird and noticed for the first time that the parrot had only one leg.

He felt cheated that he'd been sold a one-legged bird, so he went back to the shop and complained.  "What do you want", the shop owner responded, "a bird who can talk or a bird who can dance?"  He was given what he needed and no more.

This man of course didn't have to feel lonely.  God is spirit, not some guy in a cloud with a long beard; far away, he was in the house to greet him.  He is always with us, where-ever we are, ready to listen.  Just clear your mind of worldly matters and feel his loving arms around you.                  Paul Skinner

 

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