Mama, where are you? I was born on the wrong planet to the wrong people no doubt. Why have you not come to get me? It took me a long time to know that I was in the wrong place, but surely I must be. I know that I cannot belong here, because they tell me so ... show me so.
When I was young I kind of felt at home. I love the beauty of Earth. At first adults and kids seemed to like me, but as I got older, and especially now, I know that I must have been mistaken.
I accepted God early, but it took me a long time to become a Christian. I did not believe in the Immaculate Conception for one. Later, however, I realized that God can do anything and that he does not make mistakes, but did he make just one with me? Did he put me on the wrong planet with the wrong family and with the wrong people? People I can no longer call friends, because we cannot seem to agree about a single thing.
It would not be so bad to disagree … if they would listen to me. I listen to them and I try to understand them, but I cannot; although, I do love them.
If you came to get me would you ask me how we were so far apart on things? I would hope so. Would you, and those of your kind, understand me? I would hope so. Would we want the same things?
Would you understand these things? I want peace. I want no genocide. I want people to be able to stay in their homes and to be safe. I want them to have work and with that work to make enough money to be able to support their families and to have food and clean water and a roof over their heads. I want us to take care of the poor and the disabled. I want us to be kind to one another and generous.
I want mothers and fathers to get along and to treat each other and their children and families and neighbors with respect. I want to see joy. I want all their children to be able to go to schools where they are safe and can learn. I want them to feel valued in those schools by everyone who is there, and I want them to do the same.
That is called the Golden Rule here. Is it the same there on your planet? The one where surely I belong. Where are you mother? Where have you always been? Are you looking for me to bring me home to the place where I belong with a planet full of people who long for the things I long for?
Jesus said it best in Mark 12: 30-31. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Mother, does that not mean exactly what it says? Are we not supposed to believe these two commandments? Perhaps, you and home will only be in Heaven and not on another planet. I wait.
© Patty F. Cooper November 3rd, 2015 Elizabethton, TN
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