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Thursday, January 27, 2005

aN iNteRviEw wiTh GoD

"Come in," God said. "So, you would like to
interview Me?"
"If you have the time," I said. God smiled and said:
"My time is eternity and is enough to do
everything; what questions do you have in mind to
ask Me?"
"What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered:
"That they get bored of being children, are in a
rush to grow up, then long to be children again.
That they lose their health to make money then
lose their money to restore their health.
That by thinking anxiously about the future, they
forget the present, such that they live neither for
the present or the future.
That they live as if they will never die, and die as if
they never lived..."
God's hands took mine and we were silent for
awhile, then I asked....
"As a parent, what are some of life's lessons you
want your children to learn?"
God replied with a smile:
"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them.
What they can do is let themselves be loved.
To learn that what is most valuable is not what they
have in their lives, but who they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare themselve
to others. All will be judged individually by their
own merits, not as a group on a comparison basis!
To learn that a rich person is not one who has the
most, but is one who needs the least.
To learn that it takes only a few seconds to open
profound wounds in persons we love, and that it
takes many years to heal them. To learn to forgive
by practicing forgiveness.
To learn that there are persons who love them
dearly, but simply do not know how to express or
show their feelings.
To learn that money can buy everything but
happiness.
To learn that two people can look at the same
thing and see it totally different.
To learn that a true friend is someone who knows
everything about them...and likes them anyway.
To learn that it is not always enough that they be
forgiven by others, but that they have to forgive
themselves."
I sat there for a while enjoying the moment.
I thanked Him for His time and for all that He has
done for me and my family, and He
replied, "Anytime. I'm here 24 hours a day. All you
have to do is ask for me, and I'll answer."
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did...
But people will never forget how you made them
feel.

**Author Unknown**