A tete-a-tete with a friend I chanced upon at Uncle Robert's recently made a rather interesting turn when out of left field he said: "The solution to all our problems is getting Lucifer and God to reconcile." That is what we really should be praying for, he emphasized.
I shelved my own thoughts about good and evil and the seeming inherent dual nature of the Universe and decided to take my friend's perspective.
His idea cloyed to me like overwhelming perfume. It was so different yet so simple.
I gave my friend my full attention and asked what could possibly motivate Lucifer to humble himself before God.
"He knows his time is coming and he's not going to make it," my friend said.
I was skeptical about how anyone, even God, would react to a supplicant who is only after self-preservation.
"God is all-forgiving and loving," my friend pointed out.
- Posted with Aloha
By Ariel Murphy