Archive | July 2014

Football, sentiments and God

Hello guest,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I dedicate these writings to God and my spiritual teacher Ulrike Hinrichs, without whom I wouldn’t have been able to find my way backhome to Him.

A few years ago I was at a seminar of Ulrike and we talked about us Westerners being so enthusiastic and passionate about football, getting delirious with joy when winning a match or even a championship.
We hardly ever go out of our minds of joy or love for God.
That conversation has been in my mind ever since …
Today is the match for the 4. And 3. place at the World Cup Football 2014 in Brazil. Many fans have travelled so far to see the games the Dutch team has played.
Let us look at the estimated costs for the country calculated before the kick-off. An estimated 14 billion Dollars or 10,29 billion Euro.
And we can’t even guess how much all the countries, individuals and companies spend on seeing the games on the television or for being there in Brazil. So many accessories are bought. The total amount spent and earned is mind dazzling.

What for? Why for a game of soccer, and why not for God?

Why not go into the streets and cry for joy to God, sing his praise, drive around loud honking and bells and waving our national flag. Just as we (would) do by winning a match or finally the world cup. Just as we have done all the former world and European cups.

Let us give just 1% of all our world cup spendings and earnings to those who are in need …
to the children who are hungry, to the families who had to flee their country, to the pour in our thriving and wealthy westerly countries, to the animals which are treated bad or which are injured or are abandoned.
Let’s put 100% of all our joy, laughter and effort in serving the needy, the children, the elderly, the sick and the a-strayed, helping the animals and mother nature.

What would we gain by this? Peace of mind or a clear conscience?
Perhaps, but more probable and more desirable … the world would be a better place.
And foremost … we would be serving God. For when we help and support every being of His Creation, we help and stand by ourselves and ultimately we stand by God.

Have a wonderful football-evening
Kind regards

Annie voor de buis