Friday, September 18, 2009

God doesn't play games / Dios no juega con nosotros

I’ve heard many times during my life that we should be specific when praying to God for something. And there’s some merit in that idea. But sometimes the advice to “pray specifically” is based on faulty reasoning. For example, “If you’re praying for God to send you a mate, and you have a preference for blue-eyed blondes, be sure to mention that in your prayer, or God may send you a someone else, and you won’t be as happy as you could be because you didn’t ask for your heart’s desire.” It’s like they think God is sitting up in heaven saying, “Well, I know Susan really likes dark-haired guys, but since she didn’t put that line-item on her prayer list, I’ll send her this red-haired Irish guy. If only she’d been more specific, I could have given her a better answer to her prayer.”