Today, someone came over to do some exterior work on the house. We talked for a few minutes about what work needed to be done and then I told him that I was going to leave him to his work. He seemed to want to talk. Even when I said I didn’t want to disturb him he started asking me personal questions. Since they weren’t too personal, I didn’t mind answering.
Then, out of the blue, he told me that I should go to church. That was the beginning of him witnessing to me. Not in the usual way by telling me that I need to be saved. He basically shared his beliefs with me. I didn’t mind. I told him that I don’t go to church and that I meditate. I wondered what his response would be, if anything since he’s Asian. I’m not saying that just because he’s Asian, he must meditate. He just said, “Oh, you meditate.” And then he continued his witnessing.
He also brought up inhabiting other planets. He said that God gives himan beings a mind, but that there are limits to what we can do. Living on Mars, he said, isn’t something that God will allow us to be able to do. I asked him how he knows that it’s impossible to live on other planets. He just repeated what he had said before about that God will not allow it because Earth is the only planet we could live on because of the gravity.
I told him that I do believe that it’s possible for people to live on Mars and that it’s going to happen. Just think of all that was meant thought of as impossible and that have not only been invented and done, but also improved upon throughout the years. Like this home computer I’m using that was once thought to never exist.
I wonder if there will ever come a time when the astronauts who take tht giant leap to Mars, leaving all and everyone on Earth behind will be needing insurance coverage for their home. Who will be the first to have found homeowners insurance quotes from Mars? And how long will it take for that time to come? It’s all so interesting. Just the thought that inhabiting another planet is in motion during my lifetime. And yours.
Before he left he told me that he liked talking to me because he learned things. I’m not sure what he learned, but what a nice compliment. We both agreed that it was nice talking about our beliefs without any arguments. Although we didn’t agree with each other about everything, we had mutual respect for each other’s views. I’m curious to know how that will work on Mars.