Out of frustration, we called it burro-cracy. (Get it? A variation on bureaucracy.)
The burro is not a flattering term in Spanish. When we would try to get paperwork done, they would tell us one thing was wrong. We would go to a lawyer or notary and fix it. Then we would wait in line again, usually an hour. Next they would tell us something else was wrong. This process repeated itself for days and weeks until finally months later through lots of diligence, we would finally get approved.
AARGH! WHY COULDN’T YOU JUST TELL ME AAAAAAAALLLLLLLL PROBLEMS THE FIRST TIME?????????
Thank God, prayer’s not like that. It’s easy. You don’t have to get a bunch of papers signed, notarized, stamped, authorized, officialized. You don’t have to walk for kilometers on your knees. You don’t have to…
All you have to do is talk, and you’re instantly in contact with the Almighty. Every attempt at prayer — no matter how clumsy, no matter how imperfect you are — brings the will of God. I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing — 1 Tim. 2:8 NIV. They may be filthy, but when the hands go up, they become holy.
Prayer…one of my most favorite things. I use to think praying without ceasing was impossible, but now I know that prayer is me communicating with my creator (like I do with my friends), and since I REALLY like to talk it became a easy habit to start.
People do praying without ceasing all the time. I mean, communicating without ceasing. They’re texting without ceasing.
So, true. That is the very example God used to show me why my belief system was wrong. If I can constantly talk with my friends, why can’t I do the same with Him?
So… as you can see from yesterday’s post, you inspired me. Thanks! Keep the inspiration up!
I love the pix so much, haha
which one? the “straw man”?
No, the dead donkey and the slide by stairs. But the ones about txting too. The strawman is cool btw.