Going through my files, I love the point made by this letter to the editor of Touchstone by Richard Euson. (I can’t find it on-line but will reproduce excerpts below.)
When I hear prayers that being, “We just ask…”, I picture Bob Cratchit huddled over a single coal dying in the grate on Christmas Eve. He fearfully turns to Scrooge and asks for “just one more coal, Mr. Scrooge, just one more.” Why “just” one more? Because he knows that Scrooge is a tight-fisted, miserly old devil. “Just” signals Cratchit’s submission to his master’s stinginess. So Cratchit doesn’t ask for much. “Just one more lump of coal. Because it’s not much, maybe Scrooge will relent.
Our “just” prayers imply that we’re Bob Cratchit cringing before a divine Scrooge. We don’t really expect much from God. “Just” is our way of rationalizing our lowered expectations while apologizing for the imposition…The “just” implies that God, like Scrooge, is stingy…
The surprising truth, brought home to us especially at Christmas, is that God is unimaginably, extravagantly generous. God didn’t “just” send his one and only Son to be born in an obscure village in Judea. He gave the best he had: himself in human form and flesh…[And on the Parable of the Prodigal Sons] While Scrooge calculated the cost of every scrap of coal, the Father gladly gives the fattened calf, the signet ring, and his own robes.”
Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!
HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.
Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.
MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser! Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover - Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).