MY CHERISHED FRIEND

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book: “Brideshead Revisited” by Evelyn Waugh.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Tonight is typically date night with my cherished friend. Tonight I sit at home, with You and myself. And I am lost in thought. What’s next for us, for my cherished friend and for myself? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“He wasn’t a complete human being at all. He was a tiny bit of one, unnaturally developed; something in a bottle, an organ kept alive in a laboratory. I thought he was a sort of primitive savage, but he was something absolutely modern and up-to-date that only his ghastly age could produce. A tiny bit of a man pretending he was the whole.”
—EVELYN WAUGH

Well, if ever there was a follow-up to yesterday’s post, this would be it! Yesterday’s post had me asking questions regarding my cherished friend’s character. I was questioning the passage, as it attempted to embark on a character assassination of me from my cherished friend’s perspective. And I asked God if this is how my cherished friend views me — or all women for that matter, as the passage conveyed that all women are masochists. And here, today, God continues. I don’t think God is a huge fan of my cherished friend lately. But this is only because “as above, so below” and my cherished friend doesn’t believe in God. So the reflection is mutual at this time.

He’ll develop into a real human someday. He won’t have to always merely pretend he’s the whole. He’ll come around to God. He’ll see that he is whole, complete, and perfect in God’s eyes. And the angels are protecting him. He’ll grow. I have faith in him. We can’t see the air, but we’re still breathing!

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