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 n a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again.

That they lose their health  to make money and 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 nor the future.

That they live as if they will never  die, and they die as if they had never lived . .  ."

God's hands took  mine and we were silent for a while and 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 to 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 themselves to others. All will  be judged individually on their own merits, not as a group on a  comparison basis!

 To  learn that a rich person is not the one who has  the most, but is one who needs the least.

To  learn that it only takes 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 that 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 awhile 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.

Thinking of you.