Saturday, February 26, 2011

Interview with God

This was sent to me in the form of an email forward many years ago.  I have always liked it and so I saved it in my 'inbox' in my yahoo account for over 10 years.  To be honest, I haven't really look at it for quite some time, until recently.  For some mysterious reason, this email has been popping up into my current inbox repeatedly for about a week now.  The date stamp of the email has remained the same from the original email and the sender's email address also remains the same as the original email too.  I know for a fact the sender is no longer at the email address (it was a work email) and I have no explanation for the dating.  As if that was not mysterious enough, the email only show on my blackberry, not in my actual Yahoo account.  After the first couple of repeat emails, I thought it was a server problem, but the emails haven't stopped.  I am tending to believe that I am suppose to post this because someone out there needs to receive this message. So here it is.

Interview with God

 I dreamed I had a 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 questions do you have in mind to ask me?"
"What surprises you most about mankind?"
God answered:
"That they get bored 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 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 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 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 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 forgive themselves."

I sat there for awhile enjoying the moment.
thanked Him for his time and for all that He had 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.
People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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