things before breakfast.” – the White Queen, Alice in Wonderland
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, one of the impossible things I believe in are little leprechauns or “little people.” My favorite movie in the past was Mr. Darby and the Little People. It was thoroughly entertaining to watch as a youngster. There are references to little people in Gulliver’s Travels and other literary works. Of course, there are also elves and fairies. I believe these little people have great capacity for great wonder and/or mischief. A lot of times they are invisible. My mother told me in the stories of my childhood that the little people live in piles of leaves and twigs and is best not to disturb them or else they may put a curse on you.
Another impossible thing I believe in is miracles. I believe miracles can happen daily and to anyone. “With God, all things are possible” – Matthew 19:26
God has the power to heal, to transform, to aid, to uplift, and to rebuke and punish enemies. The daily power of prayer in my life has produced miracles. Miracles are a sign of God’s strength against the bitterness of this world, turning the power of heedlessness and evil to a source of encouragement, hope and love. God and his messengers, angels, are a source of divine power and miracles are a reminder of God’s great love for His children.