My daughter sent me a message about a song on YouTube, “My World Needs You” . . . so beautiful . . . so true. Listen to it.
Our secular world has moved away from God; and the world is in crisis! It is God that focuses us on the good. Religions—so needed to help us keep God in mind—have alienated so many thinking people because they have misinterpreted God and encouraged an absolutist mentality that insists, ‘only this way is right’. Our God is the God of Love and infinite diversity, not a god of vengeance nor a god of magic, bestowing special favors on those who ‘pray correctly’.
In rebelling against those false concepts many have rejected not only those concepts, but also God. The error is in human misinterpretation, not in God’s being. God is God of this incredibly wondrous complex Universe . . . mystery beyond our knowing; the source of all that is good and true.
Consider the ending statement in Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”
Indeed, ‘my world needs you right now’. Too long we’ve been shortsighted, failing to heed your directive to ‘love one another’. In seeing and hearing how, through the recent tragedies of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and mass killings, people have reached out to help and comfort one another . . . in this we see the face of God.