does not follow
the script she has prepared.
so she tries
but all that she can delete
are a few words
on a computer screen.
she says to you,
"i want to be friends with you.
but there are two rules.
you have to approve of everything i say or do.
you cannot say or do anything that i do not approve."
does she think she is your god?
but it begs the question,
why is your approval so important?
if you see her engaging in self-destructive behavior,
you cannot express concern?
cannot warn of danger?
she feels threatened by disapproval.
how can creature demand unconditional approval?
how totally absurd!
she also has two rules for God.
He will be totally pleased,
with any effort at religion that she chooses.
He will not be offended at anything she does
those religious thoughts or acts.
this is a dangerous fantasy.
He created her,
and in Him she lives and moves and has her being.
He is everywhere around her,
and she is totally dependent on Him
for her well-being,
even the air that she breathes.
and she thinks she can make rules for Him?
she is warned:
do not be afraid of mere humans,
the worst they can do is kill your body.
you need to fear God,
who not only can end your human life,
but also controls your eternal destiny.
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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