Just recently in the Huffington Post, an article was entitled, “Hurricane Sandy Presents Complex Questions about God for Clergy and the Faithful as Victims Cope.” In it was a link to an article where Midwestern protestant pastors were quoted as saying this natural disaster was punishment by God. A response by a Jesuit priest stated that people were idiots for thinking this way—and an author is quoted as saying, “God is moral, nature is not.”
Consciousness is evolving but at a very slow pace, it seems. At moments like this, whether it’s a natural disaster or human killing humans, it is hard to believe all is divine order. However, if we continue to give this omnipresent, omnipotent power, that we call God, human attributes, we are never going to understand the world in which we live. It’s time to move past the mentality that God punishes the wicked and bestows good only to those in his favor. Centuries ago, we moved past the multiple God theory, now it’s time to really discover who and what God is…and we can only discover that by discovering who we are, Hence, the ancient precept by Socrates, “Know Thyself.”
In this fabric of physicality, we humans create our own destiny. But, the majority of us still only use the five physical senses to perceive the world around us. To the soul, this world is an illusion and we are like actors on a stage—the stage of life. God allows us to experience this world of duality, i.e. good, evil; hot, cold, and in doing so, we write our own play. All the while, our soul is aware of its perennial existence with God, which like energy can never be created or destroyed. Though, we’ve become so accustomed to identifying ourselves with the costume we put on in this life; we forget that it is just a play. We must stop pointing fingers, judging and condemning. And blaming God for our plight in life is like blaming the maker of the Mario Brothers game because we died and didn’t make it to the next level. Like the ebb and flow of tides, there will always be the so-called good and so-called bad in this dimension. God is not moral, nor unjust…God simply is. And this beautiful force that drives it all is greater than any love we can know on Earth.