Alright, here’s a source of some controversy. I am not blindly recalcitrant, but I do acknowledge that the forces, while they spin this tiny blue dot in the cosmos, get trapped in certain grooves that may or may not benefit our understandings of the total experience of non-material reality. In essence, I am not impressed with demiurgic renderings of faith when there is a much larger spiritual reality to be understood.
There it is. Clear as mud, right?
I’m not trying to throw you off here. How can I explain to you the importance I find in direct faith? How about a prayer?
To the heart and essence of creation,
Manifest daily in all things,
By the level at which we perceive Thee,
We deny our bigotry and prejudices,
For these are barriers to our understanding
And experience of Thy Light.
We thank Thee for Thy blessings and trials;
We see Thy Light in every soul we encounter.
When we ache for Thy presence,
We perceive Thee close at hand;
When we feel Thy power,
We perceive how we’ve never been without it;
We know Thy power
As we’ve witnessed it in our own works of charity,
Of compassion, benevolence, tolerance and simplicity,
And therein we know the power is not ours, but Thine.
Give us strength to enact Thy will
And ears to perceive Thy guidance;
Give us hearts to understand our trespasses,
And give us hands to make amends;
Give us eyes to see the divine beauty
In all Thy works, and illuminate the paths
That guild the mired roads we mistakenly tread.
For Thy essence we live,
For Thy truth we pray,
And for a bright path for all
We solemnly strive:
Help us keep our faith alive.