Saturday, June 26, 2010

O Great Spy in the Sky

There are two extreme views about God that give me a stomach ache. One makes me anxious - the "spy in the sky" God that is constantly on the watch for every misstep that I make, just waiting to fling a bolt of lightning on me for eating 2 chocolate chip cookies stuffed with cookie dough ice cream ... and then having another one.
Yep, I don't like to get caught with my hand in the cookie jar by this guy.

The second is the "pie in the sky" God who beams on us with delight and says, "It's okay. Have another. You are doing great! Sin is only sin if you think it's a sin."

I'd rather get caught red-handed by the first one given a choice between the two.The first is just a projection. I think the second one might really be satan.

God is not a spy, anyway. Spies do things secretly. God ADMITS that He sees all things and knows all things. (sigh)

Watch out for those ice creams that say "overload", "maxx", or "extreme", I think these are hints from God. He knew we weren't "getting it" so He wrote it clearly on the packages ;)  Maybe He should just write:

Oink.

That's even more cut and dried and doesn't allow us any wiggle room.

7 comments:

  1. Okay, lightning bolt at you..... just kidding!

    I love this, thanks for making me smile!

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  2. LOL! Go ahead and zap me as long as you don't blow out my computer.

    Wheat grass juice is good penance for ice cream lovers. A Hail Mary or two probably wouldn't hurt either.

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  3. Your post took me on a roller coaster - first I was very solemn thinking about God seeing my every mistake ...
    But by the end, I was laughing at your ice cream comment.
    Thanks for a fun post, and God Bless.

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  4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my downfall. What a funny post. We get the oink because we didn't restrain ourselves in the first place. God sometimes lets us stew in our own juice so that we finally get the point! I am guilty of not enough self-denial - probably working towards a much too long time in Purgatory if I don't get myself under control.

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  5. Thank you for commenting Michael:) Maybe I shouldn't joke around so much because gluttony IS a sin but I can't help but see the humor in some of the things that I do. I really do love God and am serious about my spiritual life despite the fact that I joke around about it sometimes!

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  6. Oh Barb! Satan probably LOVES the guy who invented Reese's! Yummy! I like chocolate and ice cream obviously (preferably mixed together) :) My consolation is that St. Catherine was a bit of a glutton and admits to the oink factor also.
    By the way, I do eat good stuff too! (And I really do drink those yucky green drinks!)

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