Hal-le-lu-jah. . .

Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

Sometimes this seems like the only thing worth saying.

I would like, right about now, to whine, rant, complain, moan, and generally bewail the entire state of the universe. Unfortunately, I seem to have discovered that whining is like drinking. . .once you start, it’s hard to stop, and it’s altogether too easy to get a lot more caught up in it than you meant to. Not that I know much about drinking, except by hearsay, but I have a good deal more personal experience in whining.

It’s not that life is always a bed of roses. . .not that that’s a particularly grand metaphor, but still. It isn’t that there aren’t things that are whine-worthy (to say nothing of true, grounded and valid complaints); it’s just that whining and complaining rarely makes anything better, usually makes it worse, and generally leads one to sense of self-entitlement, -justification and -absorption. In other words, it’s a really, really bad habit to get into, and it’s rather difficult to do by halves—it has more of a snowballing effect, growing and growing wildly out of control.

But still.

Sometimes it looks awfully tempting anyway.

Petty grievances and annoyances fester, spurred on by stress and expectations (self and otherwise), pool in self-pity—-until it seems that anything in the world that is not perfectly inline with the chosen view of perfection is nothing short of a personal onslaught: the entire universe conspiring against one person, in a gleeful attempt to break them.

Over-dramatic? Maybe; so is a lot of whining.

Sometimes I think that maybe be the reason why we’re inclined to think the universe is conspiring against us is because we’re even more offended by the thought that the universe plain doesn’t care. That it’s impassive, and you utterly don’t matter. We rather like to think we’re more important than that, so we’re more willing to think that it’s us against the world than that the world doesn’t care.

The universe doesn’t care. It cannot care.

What about God?

Hallelujah: for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth. The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever. King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Hallelujah!

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