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Gods Cake and Carl Sagan

My brother sent me this as an email.  I thought it very wise, and appropriate to this blog.  I wish I knew who wrote it.

Gods Cake

CakeSometimes we wonder, “What did I do to deserve this?” or “Why did God have to do this to me?”

Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.

Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, “Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.”

“Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers.

“Yuck” says her daughter.

“How about a couple raw eggs?” “Gross, Mom!”

“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”

“Mom, those are all yucky!”

To which the mother replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! ”

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.

Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well eat the cake.

Carl Sagan proposed that mankind is a mechanism, or organ, for the Cosmos to gaze back on its self.  This is an important Cosmic function, otherwise it wouldn’t be … Mother Nature is a frugal manager.

To keep us gazing back, we are blessed with the capacity to enjoy the Cosmos … and we should endeavor to enjoy the Cosmos.  However, we humans often forget that we are still pieces parts of the Cosmos.   Though we are special, we are not that special.  We are still subject to the laws of nature, and nature has its own agenda.  Even the mighty star has problems … try going through a super nova.

To every thing, there is a reason.  Life is a cobble stone road we’re laying, and not all the bricks we lay can be perfect … some of them can be down right ugly.  Yet, they still serve their purpose, and are part of the whole.  The important thing is to learn from the ugly bricks, strike your line for the next row, and keep moving forward.  It all works out in the end.

Thanks for reading.  Till next time, keep the good thoughts in your head, and the bad thoughts out, and remember, you are special.

P.S.  Incidentally, this is what Earth looks like from out past Pluto, at a distance of six billion kilometers.

This is what Earth looks like out past Pluto, at six billion kilometers.

Earth from out past Pluto, at six billion kilometers. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Blue_Dot

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