The story brought sadness to everyone’s heart. A cat comes home alive with a small tunnel between the skull just above the eye and the top of the head. One could comfort the cat and look through the brain all at the same time. It still is not clear what caused the tube like hole, small pellet gun or the canine teeth of a large animal. A true pet owner’s nightmare comes true!
One listens to the pain and agony of people all around; cancer striking a loving mother, an intensely bitter separation and divorce, or the premature death of a brother or sister, and wonders about God and what happens to good people. Ironically, we are missing the real game that plays on all around us. We keep thinking about the physical body and we miss the story. We focus on our jobs and earning a living and the story continues outside of our concerns. We touch on the anger, violence, and war within our sight and find ourselves distracted, unable to see the real issues at hand.
The heart of everything we do centers around our desire to be in and experience relationship with others. We may pursue things singularly for a time. In my experience, this only serves to fill in the void we have due to a lack of intimacy, belonging, and relationship with others. Ultimately, we circle back to a search for relationship with each other and the Divine. We explore, we search, and we experiment; each effort an attempt to be closer to the ultimate relationship that will fill us with unconditional acceptance, unlimited mercy, and complete love.
In the end, “the nightmares of the wicked come true; what the good people desire, they get.” (Proverbs 10.24) The answer is simple; the consummate nightmare of the wicked is being alone, totally, utterly, and completely alone. The desires of the good are opposite; relationship with the divine and other beings that stretches on through eternity.
Our nightmares are real. God offers you and I our dreams today as a gift. Choices…