The Mind of God


5. The Singing Stone, p. 89-92

In the text of The Mind of God, the following words of Jesus are quoted from the King James Bible.

"…what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?…If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?" (Matt. 7: 9, 11)

On pages 89-92, a woman's story of personal discovery is narrated. She describes how communications from deity came in a way that she could assimilate.

She was chanting early one morning, and was listening for an answer. She didnšt hear anything, but she did feel something, and found an unusual stone. The stone not only looked liked a singing person, but could produce musical notes! It eventually led her to a book about a "singing stone!"

In relation to the words of Jesus, the outcome of the woman's search can be seen to be a pun. She was obviously seeking spiritual nourishment, represented by the bread in Jesus' parable. But she was receptive to musical sound, and so she received a singing stone!

Synchronicity often has a certain humorous aspect to it. Some of the humor can be attributed to the occurrence of the unexpected, but some things do seem to be subtle jokes. It was this aspect of synchronicity that ancient cultures attributed to the "trickster," thought to be a god who was playing with them. In fact, this humor can be readily seen in a number of situations involving Jesus. Perhaps we take ourselves a little too seriously and fail to see the joke!