This week I made the pilgrimage to Education Week at BYU, as I always do mid-August. No, I’m not live-blogging the event but, in light of Rory’s deist leanings, an instructor’s comment stuck out.
Right now I’m sitting in a class by Alice Osborne. She just said:
Where you are right now is perfect for you. Father in Heaven is driving this big bus…He knows what we need and puts us where we are and in the circumstances we are in for very special purposes.
Yes, I disagree. But this certainly isn’t the first time I’ve heard this kind of thing. It goes along with the Opra-esque “everything happens for a reason,” that seems to have been adopted by a lot of the LDS community.
I haven’t been able to reconcile my own life and the lives of many others with some of the faith-promoting rumors I hear about constant intervention. But neither do I want to assume God set the clock running and then just stepped out of the room for a nap.
How do you see God as a moving force in your life?