“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?”
“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 money to regain 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 have 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 the 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 what they do in their lives.
To learn that it no good to compare themselves to others. All will stand or fall on their own merit, not as a group or a comparison basis.
To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most but the 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. It’s a blessing to be used wisely for good.
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 still likes them.
To learn that it is always enough to 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 God replied,” Anytime. I am here twenty four hours a day. All you have to do is ask me and I will answer.”