"There's always hope" says Weiss
- Sept. 6, 2018
-- There's not much worse than the feeling of hopelessness. That's when all seems lost and the future looks bleak. But for Edward Weiss, author of the book The Golden Prayer
, feeling hopeless is a sign we've fallen off the path. For Weiss, anytime we search for satisfaction in the world instead of God, we're looking in the wrong place and setting ourselves up for a fall that's sure to come.
Weiss, who recently came out with his book The Golden Prayer
thinks all needs, all desires can and should be satisfied in God first. Edward talks about putting God before the world...
"When we feel hopeless it's because of something we could not attain in the world. We hope for things and sometimes we get them, but even when we do get them, the pleasure lasts only for a while. What we want is the answer for all striving and we have that answer when we turn to God instead of the world. Here is the real hero's journey. The journey the son of Man makes to become a child of God. Once this happens, freedom is not far away."
Raised in the Jewish faith, Weiss believes putting God before everything else is the only way to secure our freedom. Fortunately, he's not naive enough to believe this is easy. Not at all. In fact, Weiss talks about the influence of the world and how strong it is. "We're up against a powerful foe" writes Weiss. Edward talks more about this...
"We must live and so we worry about this thing or that, but all of this is a test, a tell of whether we will fall under the spell of the world or make the only choice anyone ever has to make - to turn to God first. When we do that, we can smile in the midst of our problems because we know none of them really matter in the scheme of things. We come to God first, are forgiven, and are able to go on in the world, refreshed and hopeful."
Those interested in learning more about Edward Weiss and his book The Golden Prayer
can visit https://www.amazon.com/dp/1977695906