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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It's A Miracle!

Often we see or hear of various miracles in the news. TV stations will show a variety of items people profess to be images of Jesus or The Virgin Mary. The reporters will often struggle to actually see what the believers see, and will leave it for the viewer to decide for themselves.

I've seen windows, trees, oil stains, salt stains, birthmarks, potato chips, corn chips, and a grilled cheese sandwich all containing an image of either Christ or the Virgin Mary. The people that own the items often make claim that they are seeing a miracle. I say, no. The miracle is not in what is being seen, the miracle is that people are seeing the icons of faith.

The world we live in today could be easily summed up as "confused". Wars, local violence, rampant images of sexuality, religious problems, world issues, health issues, financial problems, heroes lost, and Rosie O'Donnell/Donald Trump.

Yet, despite all the confusions, people are still able to see God. This is the miracle. Because if you have an image in your heart you will see it everywhere you look. I once saw a documentary about Elvis fans, Greetings From Graceland. In the movie a woman in line at Graceland carrying a photo of a cloud swore the cloud was an image of Elvis. She had Elvis in her heart. I guess I didn't because all I saw was a cloud.

I am glad people see Jesus in toast and Mary on blimps. Because that lets me know people have God in their hearts. We have to start somewhere, right?


jenpellzy said...

Awesome perspective!! Love it!

PeaKay40 said...

I can't really say I've seen any of the people in a peice of toast. Usually I'm hungry and don't really pay much attention to what the bread looks like.
I do however appreciate your perspective. Makes one think from where ever they sit