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The Interview with God



Dreamed I had an interview with God

God asked

So you would like to interview me?

I said, if you have the time

God smiled

My time is eternity

What questions do you have in mind for me?

I asked

What surprises you most about human kind?

God answered

That they get bored with childhood

They 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 in neither the present

And not the future

That they live as if they will never die

And die as if they had never lived

God"s hand took mine

And we were silent for a while

Then I asked

As the creator of people

What are some of life"s lessons you want them to learn?

God replied with a smile

To learn they can not make any one love them

But they can do is let themselves be loved

To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others

To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most

But is one who needs the least

To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness

To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in those they love

But it can take many years to heal them

To learn that there are people who love them dearly

But simply have not yet learned how to express or show their feelings

To learn that two people can look at the same thing

But see it differently

To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others

But they must also forgive themselves

Thank you for your time, I said

Is there anything else you would like your sevants to know?

God smiled and said

Just know that I am here


Other links:

Jalal Al Ahmad

William Sydney Porter (O. Henry)

Elizabeth Spencer

William Faulkner

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