All that you have is your soul (Tracy Chapman).

Tuesday, 2 August 2005

Modern Miracles

We have all become so used to hearing terrible news, that it takes a while to appreciate the miracles that are taking place around us on a daily basis (even if they aren't that blatant).

I remember a Rabbi once saying that it is much easier to accustom your eyes to seeing in the dark after switching the light off, than the other way around. In other words, we are often blinded by the light of goodness and Divinity and find it much more reassuring to live in the dark .

The miraculous - and I use that word advisedly - escape of all passengers from the aeroplane that burst into flames as it landed in Toronto today is a case of putting the sunglasses on to see the light that was temporarily switched on. We need to make sure that, instead of putting this down to luck or good fortune, we can appreciate the hand of G-d at work.

Nothing but Divine Intervention can properly explain how a plane that was supposedly hit by lightning, burst into flames and not one person was seriously injured.

7 comments:

As always... Rachael said...

WHat's with all the name changing... you're not schizo are ya??

That was an amazing story... and as usual, I head it here first. Cause I don't like the news, or the way it is reported.

Larrythelamb said...

Another angle, WHY did he let it happen in the first place?

Just a thought !!!!!

kissy kissy

The Teacher said...

Rachael,

I'm not schizo! This mysterious blonde showed up in Denton's office last week and he hasn't been since since. Something about her brother disappearing with $5,000,000...

I'm sticking with my new name as I feel it best represents me and the theme of the site. I'm not sure about the picture though. If I change it, think of me as being more fussy than wierd.

The Teacher said...

Larry,

Good point. However, for whatever reason He saw fit, He made it happen (we're talking lightning here and he's in direct charge of that one) but decided to save the people. Could it be that He was sending the world a message? Maybe He was reminding all of us that He's watching us all.

I believe that everything happens for a reason. Since I'm not G-d (although I like to think I'm modelling myself on Him - he he he Woody Allen quote from Manhatten), I don't know why He did this. Whatever you think, a miracle happened on that runway.

The Y.M. said...

Brilliantly written (this and all your other blogs!!) loved the one about Shira...
Yes you two do produce "amazing" children...not surprising with such "special" grand parents (on both side) The Y.M.

athena said...

I thought Denton was kinda cute! (In a Humphrey Bogart sorta way!!!)

It would be very kind of you to type his memoir for him (and possibly lucrative!) in the event that he meets an evil end ... the blonde sounds rather suspicious to me!

The Teacher said...

Thank you for your kind words which I will definitely pass onto him.

I very much hope that he'll be safe. Last thing I heard was that he had boarded a plane to Anchorage, mumbling something about a fish.

Knowing Denton, he's well and truly on the case. I agree with you about the blonde. I'm sure Denton noticed that her roots were ginger...