Who’s flying the plane?

When I take a flight, I never give a moment’s thought to who is going to fly the plane or whether they’ll do a good job. I have faith that pilots know how to fly planes, and that I don’t need to be concerned.

But what if, while I’m standing in line for my flight, someone from the airline were to tap me on the shoulder and say that the pilot had not shown up and that I had been chosen to fly the plane? For starters, I know nothing about flying planes, so that would sound like very bad news for the passengers. Obviously, it’s never going to happen.

But thinking about this scenario made me realize how similarly flawed our thinking is when we have a problem and think that we need to really get our act together and make something happen. Just as I know nothing about flying, I know nothing about what it’s like to be God, who governs every detail of our being. God is infinite Spirit and divine Mind. He knows Himself and His creation perfectly. He knows every one of His own ideas and is wholly responsible for their being perfect and eternal. So my experience of healing through prayer depends primarily on my understanding of the power of God—understanding and feeling that God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient.

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Paying attention to “stop lights”
June 22, 2020

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