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Chilling at Canyon Lake

We were resting on a bench under a huge tree at Canyon Lake, Texas, glad not to have to walk the 0.8 miles across the dam in the already hot April sun.
Canyon-Lake
Canyon Lake. By Detlef.
On the bench beside us there was a Lady reading in – guess what? – the Holy Bible. As things usually develop in Texas, we got talking about God and the world, the devastating flood in Galveston, children, whether it’s good to have them or not, various diseases, cell phones: you name it.

And then the unspeakable tempted me to ask:

Me: “Do you think there is a devil?”

She: “I don’t know. What do you think?”

Me: “I don’t know either. But if there is an almighty God …”

She: “Yeah! He’s got all the power!”

Me: “But why did he make room for the devil?”

She: “But he gave him the boot! He kicked him out of heaven.”

Me: “Yeah, Lucifer. Oh you precious morning-star, how deep hast thou fallen!”

She: “Well, I see you know your Bible.”

And then we talked about places where people are being hung because of the colour of their skin, of money falling upwards to those that already have it en masse.

And then we noticed we were blessed: being able to sit in the shade of a huge tree at a beautiful lake in Texas, strangers meeting, exchanging thoughts and feelings and then parting again.

He gave him the boot.

“It was a pleasure to talk to you.”

“Yes, it was. My pleasure.”

God bless you.

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  1. April 20, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Detlef, It is a brave man who speaks of God AND the Devil with a woman in Texas. But that conversation sounds like it was worth the risk.

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