Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley.
Today I pray, “Dear God, What do You want the world to look like? Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“The Savage nodded, frowning. “You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ’tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows or outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them…But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy.”
“What you need,” the Savage went on, “is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here.”
You want a world where we are reaching out for You; not reaching out for weapons, or for the abolishment of weapons. You want a world where we finally wake up and realize that You are aching for a conversation with us — through our suffering from, and opposition toward, one another. You want a world where there is a dialogue surrounding how You fit into it all, not a fight or flight mentality that has not served our bests interests for the past 200,000 years. You want a world where all that’s left to happen in the existence of it is World War III, and as that would leave no world for You to want anymore, now would be the time to come to You in our desperate prayers. You want a world where we freely mention You, emotionally seek You, and deeply know You. You want a world where we see, hear, and experience one another in a way we have not attempted before because we have not yet seen, heard, or experienced one another through Your perspective. …I want that world, too. Amen.