Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve Ramblings

It's Christmas Eve and I'm thinking I should post something. So I'm going to post some pretty random things.
Here's a bit of dialogue that crept into my head last night. I had just been reading Life as We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer, which I'm borrowing from a friend. It's about a meteor that hits the moon and causes gravity to go haywire. In the book there is an evil preacher who tells people that if they don't eat, God will sustain them. And, of course, he will gladly accept what they don't eat. The main character, Miranda, confronts him after her best friend starves to death. He says he'll pray for her. She tells the preacher she doesn't believe in Hell, so she won't say she hopes he ends up there, and informs him she wants no favors from his God. Somehow, something struck me as wrong. The god Reverend Marshall worships is nothing like mine. When I went to bed last night, I had an idea a bit like the one this conversation was based on, only with a very different aim than in the book.

"I don't want favors from your God,"I told him.
"We worship the same God,"he told me. "The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the one who holds the keys of life and death."
Somehow, I didn't know how to answer him. But there was something wrong his logic.
"No!"I cried. "My God isn't one like yours. I don't know what yours is, but mine is not one who would demand anything like this."

Any comments? I really like that book and highly recommend it for anyone over thirteen. I have yet to read the rest of the series, but it's riveting. I got it from a friend in my choir one evening and was done the next day. I happen to be a speed reader, though, so I get through almost everything quickly. Well, everything except big, thick history books. I can't read them with the same speed I can most other things.

Well, that's all for now!
Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I may not be 13, but I'm sure I could read that.