A Parable of Two Olive Planters
There is a parable that tells of two godly old men who planted olive trees so that someday they could have olives to eat and have a supply of oil. As the first one planted his tree, he prayed: "Lord, it needs rain, that its tender roots may drink and swell. Please send gentle showers." And the Lord sent gentle showers. "Lord," he prayed again, "my tree needs warmth; please send sunshine." And the Lord sent sunshine." "Now send frost, Lord, to make its fibers tough." And, behold, the little tree stood sparkling with frost.
But one evening it died. The next day he went to see his friend and found his tree growing well.
"I prayed for rain and sun and frost," he said, "and my tree died."
Then his friend said, "I entrusted my tree to God. God made it, He knows better than I what it needs. So I make no conditions, but simply pray, "Lord, send what it needs. Storm or sunshine, wind, rain, or frost, as Thou knowest what is best'; and behold, it grows well!"
So whatever God permits to come into your life,
easy experiences or hard ones, joy or sorrow,
you can be sure that God is permitting it
so you can grow up in favor
with God and with man. By Eric B. Hare
Great Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance, humbly we ask you to help us and fellow men to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled deceitfulness by humankind.
Help us all to love, not hate one another. We ask You to be seen in an image of Love and Peace. Let us be seen in beauty, the colors of the rainbows. We respect our Mother, the planet & our corn fields, with our loving care, from Her breast we receive our nourishment.
Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearted, the destroyers of mind, the haters of self-made leaders, whose lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness. Seek visions always of world beauty, not violence not battlefields.
It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so that the earth will bloom once more. Let us show our emblem of love and goodwill for all life and land.
Pray for the House of Glass, (United Nations) Pray for within it are minds clear and pure as ice and mountain streams. Pray for the great leaders of nations in the House of Mica who in their own quiet ways help the earth in balance.
We pray the Great Sprit that one day our Mother Earth will be purified into a healthy peaceful one. Let us Sing for strength of wisdom with all nations for the good of all people.
Our hope is not yet lost, purification must be to restore the health of our Mother Earth for lasting peace and happiness, Techqua Ikachi -- for Land and Life!
"Together with All Nations We Hold this World in Balance"
Sending Great Spirit Blessings Carol Anne ..Happy Trails..
AS THEY SAY LIFE GOES ON!