A renowned Sufi sage was asked about God by a student who was seeking to know God. The old Sufi told him, " I looked for God for many years and I could never find him try as I maight, but he was here all of the time." "Where ?", asked the student. The wise old Master pointed to his heart. Often times we make things so complicated that we cannot discern what is in our hearts. The mind can only take you so far on the spiritual path and a lot of intelligent people never figure that out.
Sometimes it is hard to forgive someone who has hurt or wronged us. Revenge rears it's ugly head and possesses us, but does revenge really assuage our pain or hurt ? I think that the only thing that truely grants us peace is to forgive the person who caused our pain. After all , how can I ask Jesus to forgive me if I refuse to forgive he, the person, or persons, who wronged me ?
I think that for myself, and a lot of other Americans , health care reform has taken on the appearance of a gigantic labyrinth. So many politicians are saying different things about it and challenging each other and even attacking other people's ideas. Then media pundits and "experts" chime in with their babble. With me, the bottom line is can I get it when I need it ? I personally do not want to have a government bureaucrat dictating my health care options - I want an M.D. whom I know and trust to make those recommendations and then I make the final decision. After all who cares more about my life and knows more about this old body than me ? Some bureaucrat with a stack of papers in front of him doesn't know me from Joe the Rag Man. Some people (as evidence by the actions of some current government agencies) tend to fall between the cracks. I definitely want to be able to make my medical decisions when it comes to health care reform . Am I alone ?