The best brain science tells us that what we practice, we become. In other words (and from a faith perspective), if we focus on being open to God’s direction, the more we focus on loving as God would have us love, the more we love as God would have us love.
Simple. Direct. Grace-filled.
Tons of radioactive water and waste have been gushing out from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.
It was about four or five years ago that I first heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work with ice molecules. His research methods, which he claims illustrate how healing intention can cause foul water to change its molecular structure to more closely resemble the molecular structure of, say, distilled water, have been challenged by other scientists, and I do not defend his methods here.
But this an Ezekiel 37:1–14 dry bone moment for me in that this lesson for the Fifth Sunday of Lent reminds us not to assume that we can begin to understand what is or is not possible for God!
So yes, I am hopeful that our prayers for our earth’s water supply matter. I look to God to work a miracle for the sake of all of God’s creation. I pray that God’s Spirit will once again move over the surface of the waters of our earth and heal it.
Join me this Earth Day, April 22 (and the days leading up and after) with this prayer:
Let us pray for God’s healing Holy Spirit to come to the waters and restore them, and may we set our intention to more closely reflect God’s intention for ourselves, our church, our society and God’s world!