Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lightning strikes Christ The Redeemer





A bolt of lightning struck the right hand of Christ The Redeemer in Rio on Jan. 16, damaging its thumb and middle finger.

Aside from the incredible symbolic irony of this (draw your own conclusions), it reminds me of an incident of people crowding into a church to pray after an earthquake, only to be killed by the aftershock which brought the roof crashing down on them, attesting to that even the most sacred of human edifices, through which believers pray for divine intervention, are themselves not protected by divine intervention. Mother Nature makes no exceptions and 'God' as shown nothing but indifference.

So if divine protection is not extended even to our Holiest of holies, would it be extended to the common family home?

In my humble opinion, prayer does have its place, but it is for courage to face calamities, NOT to prevent the calamities themselves.


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