I haven’t posted anything for almost a week because I’ve spent most of my time camped out in our driveway, looking for the Mini-Cooper with my personalized license plate already on it to arrive from God. By now, I’m almost beginning to think that the comment attached to the posting below may have been tongue-in-cheek! But no!!! I must end that beginning of my thinking!!! My faith in God’s omnibenevolence must not slacken. And it will not.
I shall consider that Keith’s comment, though perhaps not objectively factually true, still is, as he says, “a sign from a higher power.” After all, what force stimulated Keith to write what he did? From what source did he derive the inspiration to visualize a “very attractive Mini Cooper with the customized plate X Hines,” the X possibly being a “B”!
Yes, this is a prophecy, and Keith is being used by God, albeit unknowingly, as a conduit to send me a wonderfully reassuring message: the Mini Cooper is on its way, and it indeed is possible, because with God all things are possible, to find lasting happiness through a material object. Bring it on, Ye Bestower of Eternal Automotive Beatitude!
[if the comment function isn’t working on RadioUserLand, here’s Keith’s response to my 9/9 post:
"Brian, stop me if I ramble, but doesn't life just become more and more confusing with each passing day? I've just nearly finishing reading a book myself called The High Price of Materialism, which we both better hope doesn't fall into the hands of wives set on pounding reality into poor husband's heads.
On the other hand, how are we to explain that just this morning, while driving through Salem, I suddenly spot a very attractive Mini Cooper with the customized plate: X Hines. The first initial I didn't make out in my amazement and excitement (maybe it was B!!), but the Hines part was clearly visible.
Could this be a sign from a higher power? Keeping my eyes open, Keith"
Keith E • 9/10/03; 5:15:09 PM]