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 – enough to do everything; what questions would you like to ask me?”
“What surprises you most about mankind?”
God answered: “That they get bored with 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
God’s hands took mine and we were silent for while and then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of the lessons you want your children to
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 people 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
To learn that a true friend in 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.”