This is meat for my soul. I can feast on this wisdom all the days of my life.
What an incredibly appropriate post Eva M. With symbolism flowing through & through.
A site called The Amendment, that is helping launch a new awareness in humanity, posts a lesson (or reminder) of the nature & power of prayer, and the first person to comment is named Eva.
In addition, your reference to consumption and nutrition (the apple was allegedly from the "Tree of Knowledge", after all").
I propose that your post was the Atom drawn to the Eva of a new understanding of what Prayer actually was intended to be.
As the lyric's to an Imagine Dragons Proclamation, "Welcome to the New Age, to the New Age, We're Radioactive ....
Gives new meaning to the idea of New Year's Eva (or perhaps New Era's Eva.) Things that make me go, MMMM ......
What a great, meaningful (and sadly, largely ignored) post! Our prayers can, indeed, change the course of events for another, if it is still open to modification. It gives me renewed vigor to continue praying. Sometimes it does seem hopeless and I get discouraged, but never give up!
Your prayer may be the one that tips the scale for another, and someday you may need a prayor (or a hundred!) Thanks to the reader who thought to pose these questions. Well done!
Not ignored, just fewer comments.
Hi Patrick! Great post!
I was wondering, is there a difference between the law of attraction and prayer?
I figured that if I want money, I will not pray for it because it just feels wrong. Instead I might use the law of attraction.
When is prayer more suited than using the law of attraction?
People don't want money as much as things money can get, and money also allows the holder to schedule acquisition. It's simply a lubricant which can be used now or at a later moment, and that's why money came into use way back when.
The difference between attraction and prayer is the former can be either or both active & passive. The latter is active. Both connect to a target and create.
Thanks Patrick. For me, it is timely. Since the death of my daughter I have prayed every night to Mother Theresa, and Saints Anthony of Padua and Frances of Assisi to give her a big hug for me in heaven. Yesterday, at the first church I visited in Rome, there were three prayer areas specifically for these three saints. Was this a coincidence? I don't know.
No, it was NOT a coincidence.
St. Anthony is the name of my parish, in the second youngest Diocese of the USA. There's a beautiful statue of "Santo Antonio" in front of the church, which was brought from Pàdua in Italy. (Texas has a rather large city named after him, you might have heard of it. It's my favorite in the state.)
Oh yes, San Antonio. But I never knew it was named after Saint Anthony. The Roman churches are a beautiful respite from the tourist crowds. Quiet, dark, sombre but a feast for the eyes and soul.