October 12, 2008

Invisible hands

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This is Sunday so I thought I’d post one of my Kristian Kritter stories. Each one is short so I probably need to make them longer but until then, this is number four in the series.


Invisible Hands


[Carolers are singing]


“What’s that noise mama? I like it, but I don’t know what it is.”


“I learned last year that it is humans making their voices sound like music.”




“Because this is a special time of year for them. A baby was born a long time ago and they do this every year to celebrate.”


“We don’t do that.”


“No, we don’t have to celebrate a special kitty, but this special human was born to watch over all living creatures, even us.”


“Now I am really confused.”


“Ok, you all are old enough now to understand this, so it’s time for a family meeting.”


Mama was not like the other alley cats. There was something about her that is hard to explain. I guess it has to do with her growing up as part of a family that lived in a church. She learned to understand enough human language to realize the special meetings they had was to pay homage to some special person they called God. As she watched them at their meetings, they would have quiet times called prayers. If it worked for humans, why couldn’t it work for kitties? She tried it a few times when no one was around. For some reason, it always made her feel better. Even when she moved out on her own, she kept the practice. When she couldn’t find food or shelter she tried this prayer thing and it was always just around the next corner or so. But she also learned she could only ask for what she needed. Asking for something like catnip or other non-essential item didn’t get results. She even tried asking for rain, but guessed it wasn’t the right time. She had learned the power of prayer.


“Come children. We have an important lesson for today.”


“You found us a better place to live?”


“You found catnip?”


“No, I have something better. It’s called prayer.”


“Prayer, is that something you eat?”


“Ha ha. No, it’s like a wish, but only for things you need. You ask a special human called God for what you need and he makes it possible.”


“So who is this God person and how does he do this?”


“I don’t know. According to what I heard, he’s invisible yet everywhere. I know, it sounds impossible, but I’ve seen it work. I pray every day asking that you kids, you too Milli and Marley, stay safe.”


“Do we have to do this?”


“No, this isn’t something you HAVE to do, but you’ll feel better if you do.”


Mama taught everyone how easy it was to pray. She told them they had nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying it. The boys of course thought it was a sissy thing to do, but Amanda caught Misc doing it away from the others.


“Caught ya. Feels good doesn’t it?”


“I have to admit, it does.”


From that day one, everyone did their prayers daily. But, not everyone in the neighborhood believed in them. As you’ll read later, your beliefs are often challenged. You’ll learn when and how to stand up for what you believe in. but for now, let’s leave this kritters to their nightly prayers.


  1. I enjoyed reading your story, and cats are one of my many weaknesses. I have a huge collection of anything of cat themes!
    Keep writing!

    Comment by Suzanne — October 12, 2008 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

  2. I enjoyed this story..in fact I enjoy this whole blog.I have it bookmarked..Keep it coming!


    Comment by Faye — October 12, 2008 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  3. Ron, this is just wonderful! It will be a great children’s Sunday School series. I wish I had had you for a young grade school age Sunday School teacher. (smile) And Kristian Kritters – LOL – ya just gotta love it.

    Comment by Marvin D Wilson — October 12, 2008 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

  4. Love your story! I’m a cat freak too. Great children’s tale.
    I’m also enjoying your blog–very fun!


    Comment by Heidi Thomas — October 13, 2008 @ 2:26 am | Reply

  5. Great story, Ron.

    Comment by Lillie Ammann — October 13, 2008 @ 11:54 am | Reply

  6. I think it’s great, Ron! I’m looking forward to sequels!

    I gotta argue with ya tho – I do believe in asking God for what you want: “Asking for something like catnip or other non-essential item didn’t get results.” I think He wants ALL our concerns brought to Him great or small. He cares for every hair on our head . . . and some of us apparently don’t need any of that at all! ha ha

    All God asks regarding our requests is that we turn our hearts over to trust Him and accept His answers, (yes, no, or wait – the ‘if it be Your Will’ part) as always being for our good.

    God is a loving, giving Father who doesn’t withold any good thing. I’d like to see that thought come through for children rather than asking them to basically limit their prayers. If God doesn’t give what you want it’s cause He has something better, wait and see.

    Well, just i think this is a crucial point of faith . . .

    Love you much,

    Comment by Beka — October 13, 2008 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

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