I dreamed I had 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 uestions do you have in mind
to ask me?"
"What surprises you most about mankind?"
"That they get bored of being children,
are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be
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
awhile 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
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
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
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."