I am writing to you to ask for your help in shedding
light on a perplexing
situation I find myself contemplating. I have selected you as the group to aid me because
you have known me for a year and I value your opinion.Your religious experiences are
varied and that is important to the problem with which I am faced.
Over the years, we have all observed the seemingly random factors that affect all of our
lives, sometimes without apparent rhyme or reason.We have seen some marriages dissolve
over nothing and others grow stronger under adverse conditions. We have seen fate play a
role in who survives critical illnesses and who succumbs to them.We have all seen good
people suffer great misfortunes while some people of low character thrive. In our
lifetime, we have seen Churches and Religious institutions all around the world become
revised, televised, energized, and even scandalized.
We are all well aware that a higher power has control of nearly all things. Personally, I
have stood in the doorway of a 7/11 in Dallas amid a shootout between the police and a
gunman and walked away unscathed. On a golf course, I saw a lightning bolt strike a man
dead while those of us nearby where untouched.
We all watched as Hurricane Katrina ravaged some areas of the coast and left other nearby
homes standing intact. The enormity of these random and seemingly unfair applications of
good or bad fortune is at the core of my dilemma.
I have studied sacred writings of all major religions searching for an answer, and now I
pose the question to you.
I cannot fathom that the highest power in this universe could take Anna Nicole from us and
leave Hillary behind