Sunday, June 08, 2008

One Wish

26 And Thare lived seventy years, and begot Abram, and Nachor, and Aran. 27 And these are the generations of Thare: Thare begot Abram, Nachor, and Aran. And Aran begot Lot. 28 And Aran died before Thare his father, in the land of his nativity in Ur of the Chaldees. 29 And Abram and Nachor married wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai: and the name of Nachor's wife, Melcha, the daughter of Aran, father of Melcha, and father of Jescha. 30 And Sarai was barren, and had no children.
31 And Thare took Abram, his son, and Lot the son of Aran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, the wife of Abram his son, and brought them out of Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Chanaan: and they came as far as Haran, and dwelt there. 32 And the days of Thare were two hundred and five years, and he died in Haran.
1 And the Lord said to Abram: Go forth out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and out of thy father's house, and come into the land which I shall show thee. 2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and magnify thy name, and thou shalt be blessed. 3 I will bless them that bless thee, and curse them that curse thee, and IN THEE shall all the kindred of the earth be blessed:
Genesis 11:26-32,12:1-3

No matter how old we are, we commit some form of sin, that latter on in life we realize we wished we never did. But it's not so much as sin as it is in the way of thinking about blessing and cursing another. When we are not in sync with God and life rules our beings, we have a tendency to curse others in our jealousies and hatreds. We don't always bless our enemies, not unless they sneeze. But as we realize in our own lives how much we have placed God far away even though we pray, we still curse and bless in a strange way. Supposing out of our whole life we have cursed others and years later we are reminded of it, the conscience does great things for us by-the-way, what is the one thing we wished we would not have done? Cursed another is one, sin is another and go from there. If we had one wish in this entire life what would it be? Would it perhaps be to bless those who we have cursed instead. Blessing them rather than cursing them. Imagine if that one wish were granted and healing came upon all those who live. Now wouldn't that be how all who inhabit the earth be blessed. Pray that this one sacrifice will be heard, to offer up our curses so they will become blessings instead.

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