This is an excerpt from my latest blog post on The Huffington Post religion channel:
In a natural disaster such as Hurricane Isaac, the faithful are praying more frequently, more deliberately and more urgently. In times of trouble, fear, scarcity, sickness, and in riding out life’s most trying moments, plenty of people who are not usually all that faithful call God nearer as well.
It seems a primal human need to make sense of events, to seek comfort and context for things that happen around us and to us. To hope for the best and be able to distribute some good vibes around the globe via the Almighty just seems to many like the right thing to do.
Sometimes a paralyzing fear seeps through and threatens the strong constructions of our lives. While some just give it up to God and hope for the best, others push God away when bad news is imminent or when it arrives. Either way, in life’s toughest moments almost everyone brings God to mind.
Click here to read the full article over at The Huffington Post….