Sunday, January 10, 2010

Communicating with God


During Christmas break, our friends/distant relatives in our quad went home for the holidays and asked us to check their mail for them.  They also let us use their Netfilx subscription because they weren't there to use it and would have cost the same to them if we used it or not.  One of the movies we got was Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.  This was the first Indiana Jones movie, the one where the find the ark of the covenant in Cairo. It's a pretty great film.

During the movie the French archeologist who worked for the Nazis was talking about how great a find the ark of the covenant would be. He said something like, "It's a transmitter.  It's a radio for speaking to God!"

Too bad they didn't think of prayer.
That's a whole lot easier to use and way more effective.

I think this shows us how much we as a people
  1. like to do things on a grand scale instead of a simple scale 
  2. like to use tools instead of faith
  3. focus on the tangible instead of the intangible.
Prayer is one of the simplest acts we can do.  But sometimes we can make it some of the complicated.

    4 comments:

    Kathy Haynie said...

    I like the line in the hymn, "Prayer is the simplest form of speech that infant lips can try." It is simple and effective! I'll bet Little Miss O is really good at it.

    Katie said...

    Yeah, not to mention prayer doesn't blow everyone to smithereens or zap them into oblivion or whatever it did.

    Katie said...

    Also, "Indiana Jones and The Praying Nazis" doesn't have quite the same ring to it.

    Vijay Kumar Jain said...

    True... Communicating with god in present scientific age becomes possible through path of spirituality... that directly led to God Almighty. One never reached god via path of religion... path of rituals! Communication with god became possible when one reached stage of enlightenment (termed kaivalya in Hinduism)!

    As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism... moment one reached stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi... one could commune with God Almighty on one-to-one basis every second of life! An enlightened one... one whose soul atman had gained absolute purity finally entered kingdom of god (termed Vaikuntha in Hinduism)... a point of no return!