The following was written in response to an email that I received called "Time for God?". (I have published that entry separately.)
Time for good is what I have. I'm not sure what God has to do with it. The email points to Jesus' sacrifice. There are mothers and fathers who make that same sacrifice for their kids every day. There are people giving their lives for other people every day.
If it is God, let him show his face. If this is all his work, let him explain it to us. It is time that he showed his face again.
If it is good, let us be proud of doing what is right, with no thought of benefit or reward. Let us free the birds, feed the hungry, give shelter to the weary, give our shoulder to the crying, and take care of what has been given to us.
It is time that people realize that what is good comes from good people. It does not come from without or from above. It comes from what your parents taught you and the love that they gave you. It comes from the kindnesses that strangers did for you. It comes from the smiles that you earned. It comes from the good that is within you. It comes from the love that you received that you did not earn. You did not deserve it. It was freely given to you by people who cared.
If people stopped thinking of themselves as evil, maybe the churches could be filled again with the people who realize that they can make mistakes but that is is a good thing to be with people who are trying to make things better.