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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 13

October 13, 2003: diagnosed. October 13, 2004: released. They like to say that "Everything Happens for a Reason." I generally disagree. Our self-important lives are merely a blink of a cosmic eye. God has nothing invested in the events that happen to you but only in your character in handling the things that inevitably will happen. 3,000 deaths to a tsunami is no more or less important than one person surviving cancer. Everything happens for a reason? No, I believe that God continues to allow EVERYTHING to happen randomly and He assesses us based on the Reason that WE each decide to extract from our individual random challenges and unique life-long journeys. "There is neither good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - Shakespeare.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally disagree with the message of your post...but it's an interesting one. I have a dear friend of mine whose dad recently fell off of his truck bed and ended up having to go to the hospital for a broken bone (or bones, I can't remember). Needless to say, while running tests, the doctors found out that he had cancer. If they hadn't caught it then, there's no guarantee that the cancer would have been caught in time to treat. Coincidence? I think not.

Speaking of cancer, it's wonderful to hear that you're cancer-free and doing great! That's definitely a reason to give God thanks...