OrthodoxChristianity.net
July 26, 2014, 03:17:20 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Reminder: No political discussions in the public fora.  If you do not have access to the private Politics Forum, please send a PM to Fr. George.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Contact Treasury Tags Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 »  All   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: If God gives you three wishes, what will they be?  (Read 7905 times) Average Rating: 0
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
sodr2
Member
***
Offline Offline

Faith: Oriental Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of North America
Posts: 121


القديس الانبا رويس


« on: July 20, 2009, 11:32:40 PM »

I'd like to hear some opinions...

Of course for me, I'd choose something that will benefit me in the afterlife, but I'm still not sure. One of the fruits/gifts of the Holy Spirit probably...

---
Oops, I think this would've been better off in the "Off topics" section. Oh well.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2009, 11:33:44 PM by sodr2 » Logged

"Happiness depends on the relationship between man and God." Pope Shenouda III
LBK
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Posts: 10,160


Holy Father Patrick, pray for us!


« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 12:28:56 AM »

Peace of mind, peace of heart, peace of soul.
Logged
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 01:35:13 AM »

I'm with LBK. Smiley

Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
Entscheidungsproblem
Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Machine God
Posts: 4,495



WWW
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 01:46:48 AM »

Boundless knowledge.
Logged

As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 03:20:39 AM »

Boundless knowledge.

Here's some fruit from the Tree. Wink
Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
Entscheidungsproblem
Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Machine God
Posts: 4,495



WWW
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 03:51:21 AM »

Boundless knowledge.

Here's some fruit from the Tree. Wink

laugh  Guess I will have to wait until I can become a cyborg then for my boundless knowledge.  Tongue
Logged

As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS
Gebre Menfes Kidus
"SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Ethiopian Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Tewahedo / Non-Chalcedonian
Posts: 8,084


"Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"


WWW
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 04:03:24 AM »

Well... Solomon asked for wisdom, and God granted him this wish and gave him many material blessings as well. So I guess I would be a fool not to ask for wisdom.

But the 3 things I pray for constantly are Repentance, Humility, and Perseverance. I reason that as long as I have a repentant heart, a humble spirit, and a persevering attitude then I will always be growing and developing spiritually. I guess I pray for these things so often because I feel like I don't even come close to possessing them. Perhaps I never will.

Good question!

"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have mercy on me a sinner."

Selam
Logged

"If you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks at you along the way, you will never reach your goal." [Turkish Proverb]
Quinault
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Antiochian
Posts: 4,450


What about frogs? I like frogs!


« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 04:13:17 AM »

I think that my answer would change based upon when you ask me. Today I would desire the ability to know what it is that he wants us (my family and I) to do next specifically. Currently we are on the cusp of making some pretty big life altering decisions and it would be nice to know what the right path to take is. Then I would desire that my husband not have to return on deployment. And lastly I would want to be the wife, woman and mother that my husband and children need me to be. Not because I want to be seen as perfect, but because I think that my family could always deserve better than what I am currently doing. No one is perfect and we aren't meant to be perfect. But I want to be worthy of the wonderful gift of a family I have been granted.

And financial security would always be nice Grin
« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 04:16:59 AM by Quinault » Logged
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 04:23:14 AM »

Boundless knowledge.

Here's some fruit from the Tree. Wink

laugh  Guess I will have to wait until I can become a cyborg then for my boundless knowledge.  Tongue

Oh, I'm sure you'll love becoming a cyborg! I mean, just look at Karl Ruprecht Kroenen from Hellboy! See that "I'm too sexy for this suit" pose? laugh

« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 04:24:18 AM by Myrrh23 » Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
Entscheidungsproblem
Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Machine God
Posts: 4,495



WWW
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 04:38:10 AM »

He always seemed too steam-punk for me.  Tongue

I like the Cybermen from Doctor Who more.  Grin

But I stand by it, boundless knowledge would be my number one.
Logged

As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS
xariskai
юродивый/yurodivy
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Posts: 1,250


יהוה עזי ומגני


« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 06:49:48 PM »

My three wishes:
Suggest good wishes for me Lord; you see farther than I.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 06:50:40 PM by xariskai » Logged

Silly Stars
Rosehip
Archon
********
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Posts: 2,760



« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 07:01:39 PM »

To be 18, young, and pretty enough to be allowed to marry and have a family.
Logged

+ Our dear sister Martha (Rosehip) passed away on Dec 20, 2010.  May her memory be eternal! +
ialmisry
There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
Hypatos
*****************
Offline Offline

Faith: جامعي Arab confesssing the Orthodox Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Jurisdiction: Antioch (for now), but my heart belongs to Alexandria
Posts: 37,124



« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 07:46:55 PM »

Since we are dreaming....

That I skipped marrying the ex-wife (or meeting her for that matter), but keep the two sons.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 07:47:24 PM by ialmisry » Logged

Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth
Ian Lazarus
The Main Man!
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: AOA
Posts: 1,545


yIjah, Qey' 'oH!


« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 08:02:41 PM »

1) Restoration of paradise

2) Living in God's presence, forgiven and joyus for eternity

3) A tree that grows and endless supply of sausage, pepperoni and meatball pizza and beer that won't make you fat

 
Logged

"For I am With thee, withersoever thou goest"

Joshua 1:9
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2009, 12:47:35 AM »

To be 18, young, and pretty enough to be allowed to marry and have a family.

I've seen your pic, Rosehip! You ARE pretty, especially inside, after reading many of your past posts. (hugs her) I hope you find someone who sees the Christ in you! Kiss

« Last Edit: July 23, 2009, 12:48:34 AM by Myrrh23 » Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
John of the North
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christianity
Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Edmonton and the West
Posts: 3,533


Christ is Risen!

tgild
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009, 02:10:22 AM »

1. To be the person my dog thinks I am.
2. Leeds United win the Treble.
3. I find the Mystery Girl.
Logged

"Christianity is not a philosophy, not a doctrine, but life." - Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)
Romanicus
Molestus molestorum Dei.
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: the fanatical one
Posts: 40



« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 06:36:42 AM »

#1. Wisdom (I know, Solomon already did that one . . . but, hey, I'm a fan.)

#2. A train-load of gold (purely for philanthropy, of course  Wink)

#3. An infinite number of bonus wishes.
Logged

"Its later than you think." -- Fr. Seraphim Rose
LBK
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Posts: 10,160


Holy Father Patrick, pray for us!


« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 06:48:17 AM »

#3. An infinite number of bonus wishes.

Greedy.  Shocked laugh
Logged
Gebre Menfes Kidus
"SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Ethiopian Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Tewahedo / Non-Chalcedonian
Posts: 8,084


"Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"


WWW
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009, 05:05:17 PM »

A special wish for today:

That the world would know and heed the glorious wisdom of His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, who was known as "Defender of the Orthodox Faith." Because of H.I.M., I was brought to the regenerating waters of my beautiful Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

Today is Haile Selassie's birthday, July 23rd.

Selam
Logged

"If you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks at you along the way, you will never reach your goal." [Turkish Proverb]
Schultz
Christian. Guitarist. Zymurgist. Librarian.
Taxiarches
**********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 6,462


Scion of the McKeesport Becks.


WWW
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009, 05:24:08 PM »

1. To be the person my dog thinks I am.
2. Leeds United win the Treble.
3. I find the Mystery Girl.

Even God won't violate the free will of players who apparently don't want to win Wink
Logged

"Hearing a nun's confession is like being stoned to death with popcorn." --Abp. Fulton Sheen
John of the North
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christianity
Jurisdiction: Eparchy of Edmonton and the West
Posts: 3,533


Christ is Risen!

tgild
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2009, 12:56:19 AM »

1. To be the person my dog thinks I am.
2. Leeds United win the Treble.
3. I find the Mystery Girl.

Even God won't violate the free will of players who apparently don't want to win Wink

Very true. But it would also help if players avoid getting drunk in bars and beating up students...
Logged

"Christianity is not a philosophy, not a doctrine, but life." - Elder Sophrony (Sakharov)
ytterbiumanalyst
Professor Emeritus, CSA
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Christian
Jurisdiction: OCA Diocese of the Midwest
Posts: 8,790



« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2009, 11:24:58 PM »

1. For teachers to receive the status, respect, and salary of a professional athlete.
2. For athletes to receive the status, respect, and salary of a professional educator.
3. Three more wishes.
Logged

"It is remarkable that what we call the world...in what professes to be true...will allow in one man no blemishes, and in another no virtue."--Charles Dickens
Romanicus
Molestus molestorum Dei.
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: the fanatical one
Posts: 40



« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2009, 07:06:19 AM »

#3. An infinite number of bonus wishes.

Greedy.  Shocked laugh

Of course, one of my bonus wishes would be for God to grant everyone three wishes-- starting with LBK. Grin
Logged

"Its later than you think." -- Fr. Seraphim Rose
GammaRay
The Awful Preacher
High Elder
******
Offline Offline

Faith: Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Greek
Posts: 574


Alexandros Papadiamantis


« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2009, 04:31:48 AM »

#1. Salvation for everyone.
#2. His Kingdom come.
#3. An infinite number of bonus wishes.
Logged

Though I've walked the valley of the shadow of the death, I've fallen not. Not completely. Not yet.
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2009, 05:01:30 AM »

1. The ability to speak in tongues as the Apostles did.

2. The ability to cure any ailment.

3.
#3. An infinite number of bonus wishes.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2009, 05:03:12 AM by Myrrh23 » Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
Pravoslavbob
Moderator
Archon
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Catholic
Jurisdiction: OCA
Posts: 3,180


St. Sisoes the Great


« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2009, 02:48:24 PM »

1. For teachers to receive the status, respect, and salary of a professional athlete.
2. For athletes to receive the status, respect, and salary of a professional educator.
3. Three more wishes.

 laugh
Logged

Religion is a disease, and Orthodoxy is its cure.
mersch
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Faith: converting to orthodoxy, seems to be on hold
Posts: 248



« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2009, 08:10:53 PM »

1)  That my entire family all the offspring, by blood or marrage are true, orthodox christians, and lead everyone they meet to God

2) That all premeditated murdering stops, (includes abortion, after,  all it is a premeditated choice to kill a child), along with violence.

3) That all nations and peoples turn to God
Logged
Catherine
Elder
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 453


« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2009, 10:14:15 PM »


3) A tree that grows and endless supply of sausage, pepperoni and meatball pizza and beer that won't make you fat

 

 laugh

- - - - - -

* An end to man's inhumanity towards man - love for all; food for all; peace for all.

* Cures for all the diseases, illnesses. .

* I wish all Christians would display the fruit of the Spirit (. .including myself  Roll Eyes ).

- - - - - -

Selfish Wishes:

* A man who loves me - a man who doesn't break my heart. 

* To be able to play my piano and my violin like a genius.

* To have a time machine.
Logged
Entscheidungsproblem
Formerly Friul & Nebelpfade
Protokentarchos
*********
Offline Offline

Faith: Machine God
Posts: 4,495



WWW
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2009, 10:28:35 PM »


* To have a time machine.


Be careful, otherwise...



Couldn't help but add this too Tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh-FQQVNkQ
Logged

As a result of a thousand million years of evolution, the universe is becoming conscious of itself, able to understand something of its past history and its possible future.
-- Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS
Gebre Menfes Kidus
"SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Ethiopian Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Tewahedo / Non-Chalcedonian
Posts: 8,084


"Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"


WWW
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2009, 05:29:46 AM »

1)  That my entire family all the offspring, by blood or marrage are true, orthodox christians, and lead everyone they meet to God

2) That all premeditated murdering stops, (includes abortion, after,  all it is a premeditated choice to kill a child), along with violence.

3) That all nations and peoples turn to God

Amen.

Selam
Logged

"If you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks at you along the way, you will never reach your goal." [Turkish Proverb]
ozgeorge
I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
Hoplitarches
*************
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Oecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the New Rome, the Great Church of Christ.
Posts: 16,382


My plans for retirement.


WWW
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2009, 05:40:21 AM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

« Last Edit: August 04, 2009, 05:45:55 AM by ozgeorge » Logged

If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.
Gebre Menfes Kidus
"SERVANT of The HOLY SPIRIT"
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Faith: Ethiopian Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Orthodox Tewahedo / Non-Chalcedonian
Posts: 8,084


"Lord Have Mercy on Me a Sinner!"


WWW
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2009, 06:40:02 AM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)



Amen!

Selam
Logged

"If you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks at you along the way, you will never reach your goal." [Turkish Proverb]
Catherine
Elder
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 453


« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2009, 01:37:24 PM »


 laugh laugh
Logged
Catherine
Elder
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 453


« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2009, 01:38:20 PM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)



Amen.
Logged
ialmisry
There's nothing John of Damascus can't answer
Hypatos
*****************
Offline Offline

Faith: جامعي Arab confesssing the Orthodox Faith of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
Jurisdiction: Antioch (for now), but my heart belongs to Alexandria
Posts: 37,124



« Reply #34 on: August 05, 2009, 02:11:24 PM »


* To have a time machine.


Be careful, otherwise...



Couldn't help but add this too Tongue:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymh-FQQVNkQ

LOL.

My sons said that they wanted a time machine to talk some sense into Adam and Eve.
Logged

Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
                           and both come out of your mouth
Fr. George
formerly "Cleveland"
Administrator
Stratopedarches
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox (Catholic) Christian
Jurisdiction: GOA - Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Posts: 19,950


May the Lord bless you and keep you always!


« Reply #35 on: August 05, 2009, 03:11:37 PM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

Why would one wish for things they already have through the mercy of the one granting the wishes?
Logged

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the one who can't read them." Mark Twain
---------------------
Ordained on 17 & 18-Oct 2009. Please forgive me if earlier posts are poorly worded or incorrect in any way.
ozgeorge
I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
Hoplitarches
*************
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Oecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the New Rome, the Great Church of Christ.
Posts: 16,382


My plans for retirement.


WWW
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2009, 03:16:39 PM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

Why would one wish for things they already have through the mercy of the one granting the wishes?

Precisely!
So given the Infinite Love and Mercy of the granter of the wishes, the best things to wish for would be:

1) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

2) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

3) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
Logged

If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.
Andrew21091
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Posts: 1,266



« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2009, 03:30:43 PM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

Why would one wish for things they already have through the mercy of the one granting the wishes?


Precisely!
So given the Infinite Love and Mercy of the granter of the wishes, the best things to wish for would be:

1) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

2) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

3) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Great answer! God has given us all that we need so the only thing we can really wish for is that God's will be done in all things.
Logged
Fr. George
formerly "Cleveland"
Administrator
Stratopedarches
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox (Catholic) Christian
Jurisdiction: GOA - Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Posts: 19,950


May the Lord bless you and keep you always!


« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2009, 03:34:37 PM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

Why would one wish for things they already have through the mercy of the one granting the wishes?

Precisely!
So given the Infinite Love and Mercy of the granter of the wishes, the best things to wish for would be:

1) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

2) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

3) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

I don't think it's unreasonable to wish for something like:

1. That I may always be in Your Love
2. That I may feel your Love as Heaven, not Hell, for all eternity and beyond.
3. That I may be in the company of the Saints in Your Kingdom.
Logged

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the one who can't read them." Mark Twain
---------------------
Ordained on 17 & 18-Oct 2009. Please forgive me if earlier posts are poorly worded or incorrect in any way.
ozgeorge
I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
Hoplitarches
*************
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Oecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the New Rome, the Great Church of Christ.
Posts: 16,382


My plans for retirement.


WWW
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2009, 06:19:50 AM »

a) A Saviour for all humanity Who truly understands what it is to be human- (granted).

b) A chance at for everyone to overcome death and live Eternally- (granted)

c) Someone Who loves me and is Present with me no matter where I am on Earth, in Heaven or Hell- (granted)

Why would one wish for things they already have through the mercy of the one granting the wishes?

Precisely!
So given the Infinite Love and Mercy of the granter of the wishes, the best things to wish for would be:

1) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

2) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

3) Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

I don't think it's unreasonable to wish for something like:

1. That I may always be in Your Love
2. That I may feel your Love as Heaven, not Hell, for all eternity and beyond.
3. That I may be in the company of the Saints in Your Kingdom.

But all three of those are His will.  Smiley
Logged

If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.
Fr. George
formerly "Cleveland"
Administrator
Stratopedarches
*******
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox (Catholic) Christian
Jurisdiction: GOA - Metropolis of Pittsburgh
Posts: 19,950


May the Lord bless you and keep you always!


« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2009, 10:49:41 AM »

But all three of those are His will.  Smiley

But is there an issue with stating it so explicitly, rather than the vague "Thy will be done?"
Logged

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the one who can't read them." Mark Twain
---------------------
Ordained on 17 & 18-Oct 2009. Please forgive me if earlier posts are poorly worded or incorrect in any way.
ozgeorge
I'll take you for who you are if you take me for everything.
Hoplitarches
*************
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction: Oecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the New Rome, the Great Church of Christ.
Posts: 16,382


My plans for retirement.


WWW
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2009, 03:08:58 AM »

But all three of those are His will.  Smiley

But is there an issue with stating it so explicitly, rather than the vague "Thy will be done?"

Not really an issue, but I think it's good if we realize that the goal is to align our will with the Will of God, and that there is nothing to fear about this because we are aligning ourselves to the Will of One Who loves us, knows what is best for us, and is pleased to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32).
Logged

If you're living a happy life as a Christian, you're doing something wrong.
Robert W
Self-appointed forum herald
Elder
*****
Offline Offline

Faith: Orthodox
Jurisdiction: Finland
Posts: 469


Love is no feeling


« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2009, 09:58:42 AM »

"Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven"
"That all nations and peoples turn to God"
"Cures for all the diseases"
"Peace on earth"

Roll Eyes really?

What's wrong with cash?  Grin Wink
Logged
Irish Hermit
Kibernetski Kaludjer
Warned
Merarches
***********
Offline Offline

Posts: 10,991


Holy Father Patrick, pray for us


« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2009, 10:18:25 AM »

The salvation of all.

"One should pray that Apokatastasis is true, but one would be foolish to teach it as doctrine."

Saint Maximos the Confessor
Logged
Myrrh23
OC.net guru
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639



« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2009, 07:33:20 PM »

But all three of those are His will.  Smiley

But is there an issue with stating it so explicitly, rather than the vague "Thy will be done?"

Not really an issue, but I think it's good if we realize that the goal is to align our will with the Will of God, and that there is nothing to fear about this because we are aligning ourselves to the Will of One Who loves us, knows what is best for us, and is pleased to give us the Kingdom (Luke 12:32).

(sighs) I need to keep that in mind and in practice more....

What's wrong with cash?  Grin Wink

This is why: Wink
Logged

*I am no longer posting on OC.net*

We all have a Black Dog and a White Dog inside of us. The One you feed the most eventually eats the Other.

All are tempted, but it is the courageous person who clings to God during the storm. For the Ego is a prison, but Christ is the Liberator
Tags: god  wish  solomon 
Pages: 1 2 »  All   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.133 seconds with 73 queries.