Friday, September 22, 2006

29 'Elul 5766 * 22 September 2006: "Tiny Souls"


Tonight starts Ro’sh hashShanah (the Jewish New Year, or one of them anyway; we have four per year). You still have some time to buy a new fruit, apples, and honey; and to bake a honey cake!

One of the more unusual practices of Ro’sh hashShanah is the consumption of symbolic foods, which are a sort of reified prayer based on puns. The one I recommend, since it’s based on a pun in English so people in the US can actually understand it, is that one consumes a salad of lettuce, half a raisin, and celery to communicate “let us have a raise in salary”.

Today’s news and commentary:Today’s weird thing is something from Emily’s collection, included below. Enjoy, share the weirdness, and have a happy new year.


Tiny Souls

God just loves hearing from them!

Dear GOD,
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't you just keep the ones you have?

Dear GOD.
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.

Dear GOD.
If you watch me in Church Sunday, I'll show You my new shoes.

Dear GOD,
I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.

Dear GOD,
In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation?

Dear GOD,
I read the Bible. What does "begat" mean? Nobody will tell me.
Love Alison

Dear GOD,
Are You really invisible or is it just a trick?

Dear GOD,
Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?

Dear GOD,
Did You mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?

Dear GOD,
Who draws the lines around the countries?

Dear GOD,
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in Church. Is that okay?

Dear GOD,
What does it mean, You are a Jealous GOD? I thought You had everything.
-- Jane

Dear GOD,
Did You really mean "do unto others as they do unto you"? because if You did, then I'm going to fix my brother.

Dear GOD,
Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.

Dear GOD,
It rained for our whole vacation and is my father mad! He said some things about You that people are not supposed to say, but I hope you will not hurt him anyway.
Your friend,
(But I am not going to tell You who I am.)

Dear GOD,
Why is Sunday school on Sunday? I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest.
--Tom L.

Dear GOD,
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before. You can look it up.

Dear GOD,
If we come back as something--Please don't let me be Jennifer Horton, because I hate her.

Dear GOD,
If You give me a genie like Aladdin, I will give You anything You want, except my money or my chess set.

Dear GOD,
My brother is a rat !! You should give him a tail. Ha! Ha!

Dear GOD,
I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over.

Dear GOD,
You don't have to worry about me. I always look both ways.

Dear GOD,
I think the stapler is one of your greatest inventions.
--Ruth M.

Dear GOD,
I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying.

Dear GOD,
Of all the people who work for You I like Noah and David the best.

Dear GOD,
My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right. He's just kidding, isn't he?

Dear GOD,
I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible.
-- Love Chris

Dear GOD,
We read Thomas Edison made light. But in Sunday school they said You did it. So I bet he stole your idea.
--Sincerely, Donna

Dear GOD,
The bad people laughed at Noah- "You made an ark on dry land you fool." But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do.

Dear GOD,
I do not think anybody could be a better GOD. Well I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are GOD already.

Dear GOD,
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset You made on Tuesday. That was cool.
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