Wouldn’t it be great to make a phone call and ask a receptionist to put you through to the Creator? The next time you got a problem, and you want to do the right thing, dial “G . . . O . . . D” long distance.
Imagine being placed on hold by someone with an angelic-sounding voice: “One moment please.” And, as you’re trying to figure out what a “moment” could mean to Someone whose been around “forevermore,” you hear elevator music with the Carpenters singing, “We’ve Only Just Begun.”
And then, here comes the catch while on the phone. You’re now keyed into God’s frequency. Telepathically, you start to pick up God’s answers to your problem. All are benevolent. They have to be. We’re talking God, here. No, you’d get no answer on what number to play, or which Mercedes to buy. He’d give you solutions to legitimate concerns and you could bet it would always be what’s best for humanity. And that’s where you might face a problem.
You see, you’d have to sacrifice sometimes in order to get the best for the “Common Good.” You know that. Deep inside you really know the answer, and if you were someone as good and as “God-like” as Him, you’d make that choice without batting an eyelash.
You’d “bestow“ upon others a good that God would have desired, had he actually been called on to make that decision. And it wouldn’t have to involve a life or death situation. None are, really. Unless you’re in combat, or protecting citizens from crimes in places like Philadelphia, New York or downtown Poughkeepsie. (Hey, anything could happen. Who’s to say your’re wrong when God’s on the phone?)
Most of us make small decisions. Should I speed up to make that yellow light about to turn red? Unless you’re trying to get some sick person to a hospital, God might choose to slow down. For the benefit of others on the road as well as your passengers, not to mention your nerves when you’re always trying to stay one step ahead of others. You can help yourself and others by switching to more healthy habits like slowing down for a change.
Or, like letting a person with only two packages get ahead of you in a supermarket line when you got a cart-full of groceries. How about smiling and saying hello to the lady who cleans your table at the Burger King? Ask her for a name and say “thank you!” Don’t you think a Joyful God would do that?
No matter what the situation, you could determine which way a Benevolent and Compassionate God would go . . . You would never, I’d say never, place your interests above another’s concerns. He’d want you to look out for others. All the time. That’s if you’re sincere in trying to figure out what He would do if He was you. And you were He.
If I were God, the great and magnificent One, I’d probably work by serving others. Wouldn’t need much. Food and shelter. A modest education. Good standing in the community. And a decent wage for me and the family. More importantly, I’d become as spiritual as I wanted to be. Doing good for others would be my purpose in Life. Letting others in on that secret — that you serve yourself while serving others; you receive happiness while giving happiness to others –would be my “calling.”
I’d set an example by living in the moment “every moment,” and treating mundane activities with such joy and vigor that it would become contagious, and the rest of the world would soon follow suit, thereby learning that the Kingdom of God is not out “there“ somewhere, but closer than you could ever imagine. It’s hidden in the Divine within all of us. And, all you have to do is start making decisions as if God were directing your life. Simply ask the question: What would God do?