Spiritual Advice in the manner of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love”
“When my cousin drives to Wal-Mart, he pulls into the parking lot and then prays for God to help him find a parking spot. And he does! Praying for a parking spot near the front door actually works. I’ve seen him do it. This is like the “Prosperity Gospel” or like “The Secret.” Praying for parking spots works for him, and I believe it really works for everyone who truly believes in the power of prayer.
“Then, a year ago February, he was walking through the parking lot at Wal-Mart, slipped on the ice, and got run over by a preacher driving a Habitat for Humanity truck. Over the next few weeks, my cousin had surgery on both his legs, and now he can walk again (Praise Jesus!). Walking is painful but he now has a brand-new handicapped plate on his truck so he can park near the front door of Wal-Mart in the handicapped spot.
“I guess maybe God got tired of finding parking spots for him.”