It is not as if God is more or less present,
but perhaps we are less present in the good times.
Shortly afterward I was reading Richard Rohr
and heard him talk about "necessary suffering"
and about how it was always those on "the bottom'
those who were persecuted
how had the best feel for God
It seems that those with power
those with affluence
those who are "in" the inner circle
are at a disadvantage
It is something to think about
no wonder those of us who are so comfortable
have a hard time getting such statements as
happy are the poor
happy are those who mourn
have are the persecuted
no wonder we have trouble
letting go of what we have
to go with God
we have so much
no wonder we suggest
that it is all a matter of merit
power and abundance