You are so very very big…

“Let us praise God. Oh Lord, oooh you are so big. So absolutely huge. Gosh, we’re all really impressed down here I can tell you. Forgive us, O Lord, for this dreadful toadying and barefaced flattery. But you are so strong and, well, just so super. Fantastic. Amen.” (Michael Palin as the chaplain in The Meaning of Life)

Fair enough. But look what stunning architecture such flattery creates…

Wells Cathedral

I do like the Python approach, though. Here’s my own prayer in a similar vein.

Dear God.
You are so big and we are so small.
Please don’t tread on us or eat us.
Sorry we are so rubbish.
You are much better.
Sorry.

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About James Ellis

James is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of two novels, The Wrong Story and An Other’s Look (which is in the process of being published). He is currently working on my third novel. In addition to his own creative writing, James provides one-on-one structural and developmental mentoring for fiction writers, and develops and facilitates creative writing workshops.
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