"Come in," God said, "So, you would like to interview
"If you have the time," I said.
God smiled and said: "My time is called eternity and is
enough to do everything; what questions do you have in mind to ask me?"
"None that are new to you. What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered: "That they get bored of being children, are in 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. After a long
period, I said, "May I ask you another question?" "As a Parent, what would you ask your children to do?"
God replied with a smile: "To learn that they cannot make anyone love them. What is important is whom they love.
To learn that it takes years to build trust, and a few
seconds to destroy it.
To learn that what is most valuable is not what they
have in their lives, but whom they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to
others. There will be others better or worse than they are.
To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.
To learn that they should control their attitudes,
otherwise their attitudes will control them.
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 show their feelings.
To learn that money can buy everything but happiness.
To learn that while at times they may be entitled to be
upset, that does not give them the right to upset those around them.
To learn that great dreams do not require great wings,
but a landing gear to achieve.
To learn that true friends are scarce, he/she who has
found one has found a true treasure.
To learn that it is not always enough that they be
forgiven by others, but that they forgive themselves.
To learn that they are masters of what they keep to
themselves and slaves of what they say.
To learn that they shall reap what they plant. If they
plant gossip they will harvest intrigues, if they plant love they will harvest happiness.
To learn that true happiness is not to achieve their goals
but to learn whom they are through striving towards them.
To learn that happiness is a decision. They decide to
be happy with what they are and have, or die from envy and jealousy of what they lack.
To learn that two people can look at the same thing and
see something totally different.
To learn that those who are honest with themselves
without considering the consequences go far in life.
To learn that even though they may think they have
nothing to give, when a friend cries with them, they find the strength to appease the pain.
To learn that by trying to hold on to loved ones, they
very quickly push them away and by letting go of those they love, they will be side by side forever.
To learn that they can never do something extraordinary
for Me to love them; I simply do.
To learn that the shortest distance they could be from
Me is the distance of a prayer."