catch22 (catch22) wrote,

So I actually feel like I took a right turn today...and I think I've learned something.

I went to church for the first time in 3 years or so. It felt like going home. Not in the sense of because it was familiar, because I went by myself and it took me 4 weeks to get the courage to do that. Just because it's put alot of things into perspective. We're not talking an awe inspiring "I get it", but more of a "ah, I see now". The funny thing is I almost started bawling like a little baby a number of times. Not because I'm sad. It was weird.

So the pastor was giving his sermon on the story of how the seagulls saved the mormons. Basically, the mormons ended up in Salt Lake City and crickets were eating their field of wheat that was suppose to take them through the winter. The mormons tried to do alot of things to get rid of the crickets and ended up praying for enough wheat to last through the winter. The next day there were seagulls in the field. So the mormons thought that the seagulls were eating the wheat too, but discovered they were eating the crickets.

So basically there's this monument to the seagull because of this where the mormon temple is.

Then the pastor went into this thing on why prayers sometimes go unanswered. I think we don't have these prayers answered because someone in the big picture of things needed for the situation to happen the way it happened. It's an over simplistic answer but good for now.

Then I thought about the Futurama episode where Bender ends up being the God of the Shrimpkins.

Basically Bender floats through space and stumbles upon a large cosmic being that could possibly be an all knowing galactic computer or God. Bender explains that he tried to be God, but he messed it all up. God tells him he was doing okay, but to be God you need to have a light touch and when you do things right, people aren't sure if you've done anything at all.

I don't know why I have started to relating to TV, and songs but oh well.

Long story short, I think I did something right today.
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