I said it before, I will say it again (and again, and again …). Though I come from a family of ardent prayers, as I grew older I came to realize that I really did NOT understand how prayer was supposed to work — especially IF, like Pope Francis, you are praying to Almighty God, God the CREATOR.
So, here is my confusion.
Doesn’t God know that the Amazon is on fire? Has he got to be told by Pope Francis? ///
OK, so God won’t do anything until the likes of the Pope prays to him? [Seem like a pretty awful ego trip to I — on the part of the omnipotent God.] ///
Now Pope Francis has prayed, why hasn’t God put out the fires at once? What is he waiting for. He is ALL POWERFUL. He has to have heard the Pope’s prayer. Unlike I, the Pope must have a direct line to God. He is God’s vicar on Earth.
As far as I can tell the Amazon is still burning and the pope prayer over 12 hours ago?
Is it possible that the Pope’s prayers go unanswered?
If so, what chance have I got?
PLEASE help. Prayer confuses the bejesus out of I.
Do I really have to elaborate or explain. Maybe I should explain why I don’t post as many sunset pictures as I should. Simple answer is that by the time sunset comes I have usually taken by quota of pictures for the day! There is only so many I can take and publish a day. SMILE. Today, I made a special effort. Enjoy.
It is no secret that I use this Jaguar, my XJS, sparingly. Goal is to preserve it, in as excellent shape as possible, for as long as possible. Plus, it belongs to Teischan and it will be 3 years before she can drive it (legally).
She wanted to take it out. So, we took off the full body cover. Started the FIRST TIME. I keep the battery trickle charged year round. Put some oil, topped off the coolant, put the roof down and we were OFF.
It is a lovely car to drive! I feel privileged. The acceleration. Folks stay well behind once they see the acceleration from a stop. They don’t want to be embarrassed. Put it away with the hood down. That would mean we will use it again shortly. Stay tuned.
The XJ8 has been used quite a bit this Summer. Going to be using it again tomorrow.