This week’s contribution is from Stan Tower
Three people visiting the Grand Canyon: A painter, a preacher, and a cowboy. Looking over the massive canyon, each one verbalized his observation:
“Incredible!” the painter said. “I’d love to paint a picture of this!”
The preacher waved his arms and cried, “Glory! Look what God has done!”
The cowboy exclaimed, “I’d sure hate to lose a cow down there!”
Think about it. What do you see when you look at your situation? An illustration of God’s handiwork, or just some place to lose a cow?
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. — Carl Sandburg
Many things are a matter of perception. When I go outside at night, and look up at the moon and the twinkling stars, I don’t think about whether there was a God who created this, or whether this is a product of evolution. I just enjoy the view.
People can become so twisted over the creationist and evolutionist theories. Species can change and adapt to their environments over periods of time. This is self evident by observation. Essentially, this is what evolution means. This does not rule out the possibility of a creator.
We, as human beings, are capable of creating also. This begins as a thought or idea in our minds. But we are also capable of being self destructive. The way someone will demonize another person with whom they disagree, and then they begin to hate the person with whom they disagree. Didn’t Jesus encourage us to love one another, and not to repay evil with evil ? We are all different, and we have different perceptions. But there is a principle called Live and let live. We can agree to disagree with another person, and yet respect their right of free will. We don’t have to accept their views, but be respectful of the person.
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