Tuesday 7 October 2014

An Age of Miracles

Mir-a-cle          noun    

1)      an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
2)      an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment

I have been thinking about miracles today, I’m not sure why, but they have been rattling around my head just the same. Perhaps I have been thinking about a lotto win and the chances of winning. Someone has to, and there doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason behind who wins. I am pretty sure there isn’t any kind of divine intervention, but I was pretty sure I was meant for something bigger in this life. In other words, I haven’t got a clue, never had a clue and probably never will have a clue.

I don’t know if miracles still happen. They used to happen all of the time, well, if you believe the stories in all of the holy books. Water into wine would be a pretty cool miracle. I was at Watkins Glen back in 1973 where 600,000 showed up but since they planned facilities for 150,000 kids there was a shortage of pretty much everything. To say that an unlimited supply of wine, bread and fish would have been appreciated would be an understatement. Maybe the miracle is that we all survived to remember it.

I would actually prefer if no one would rise from the dead…ever! I have to think that if anyone dies, there is a good reason for him or her to have died. In this day and age, by the time someone dies the doctors have done their best to prolong that life and what is left is pretty much just a shell anyways. I don’t even want to think of the popularity of the undead in recent years, the undead should have stayed dead. No one wants anyone brought back that are only interested in killing the living or eating the brains of the living. That’s the way I see it.

Maybe miracles are more common place now. Sunsets and sun rises can be pretty impressive, but I have seen them and they aren’t a miracle, or at least they aren’t what I consider to be a miracle. The sun not setting and not rising would be a miracle. It would be a very disturbing miracle of course and terrifying to boot.

I would like to see the government working in our best interests for a change. That would be a modern day miracle. If banks decided that they were charging too many service fees that would be a miracle. If the stores charged fair prices for the goods they sold, that would be a miracle. If everyone would use the indicator lights when they were turning or changing lanes that would be a miracle.

 I think that miracles are just very rare occurrences and what we once considered a miracle is more common place now. I guess we live in an age of miracles; we just don’t call them miracles any more.

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