The Interview with God


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 and is enough to do everything;
what questions do you have in mind to ask me?’
‘What surprises you most about mankind?’ – I asked.
God answered:
‘That they get bored with being children; are in 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 their future,
they forget the present, such that they live neither
for the present nor for the future.
That they live as if they will never die, 
and die as if they had never lived…’
God’s hands shook and we were silent for a while.
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 how they have in their lives.
To learn that it is not good to compare
themselves to others….
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 person we love
and that it takes many years to heal them.
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 differently.
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’
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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