A Chat With God
In a dream, I had a chat 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 called eternity
and is enough to do everything"
"What questions do you have in mind to ask me?"
"None that are new to you.
What surprises you most about mankind?"
"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 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 never lived..."
God's hands took mine and we were silent
After a long period, I said,
"May I ask you another question?"
"As a Parent, what would you ask your children to do?"
God replied with a smile:
"To learn that they cannot make anyone love them.
What is important is who they love."
"To learn that it takes years to build trust,
and a few seconds to destroy it."
"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.
There will be others better or worse than they are."
"To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least."
"To learn that they should control their attitudes,
otherwise their attitudes will control them."
"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 show their feelings."
"To learn that money can buy everything but happiness."
"To learn that while at times they may be entitled to be upset,
that does not give them the right to upset those around them."
"To learn that great dreams do not require great wings,
but a landing gear to achieve."
"To learn that true friends are scarce,
he or she who has found one has found a true treasure."
"To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven
by others, but that they forgive themselves."
Kids say the cutest things!
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice,
"Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, dear," she said, "I have to sleep in Daddy's room."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice:
"The big sissy."
A mother took her three-year-old daughter to church for the first time. The church lights were lowered, and then the choir came down the aisle, carrying lighted candles. All was quiet until the little one started to sing in a loud voice,
"Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you..."
Nine-year-old Joey was asked by his mother what he had learned in Sunday School.
"Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy
lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. When he got to the Red Sea, he had his engineers build a pontoon bridge, and all the people walked across safely. He used his walkie-talkie to radio headquarters and call in an air strike. They sent in bombers to blow up the bridge and all the Israelites were saved. "Now, Joey, is that REALLY what your teacher taught you?" his mother asked. "Well, no, Mom, but if I told it the way the teacher did, you'd never believe it!"
A child came home from Sunday School and told his mother that he had learned a new song about a cross-eyed bear named Gladly.
It took his mother a while before she realized that the hymn was really "Gladly The Cross I'd Bear,"
It was that time during the Sunday morning service for "the children's sermon," and all the children were invited to come forward. One little girl was wearing a particularly pretty dress and, as she sat down, the pastor leaned over and said to her, That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter dress? The little girl replied, directly into the pastor's clip-on microphone, "Yes, and my Mom says it's a pain to iron."
Finding one of her students making faces at others on the playground, Ms. Smith stopped to gently reprove the child. Smiling sweetly, the Sunday School teacher said, "Bobby, when I was a child, I was told if that I made ugly faces, it would freeze and I would stay like that." Bobby looked up and replied, "Well, Ms Smith, you can't say you weren't warned."
The Hair Cut
A young boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your bible a little, and get your hair cut, then we will talk about it."
A month later the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said, "Son, I'm real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your bible diligently, but you didn't get hair cut!"
The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know dad, I've been thinking about that. You know Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair."
His father replied, "Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went
A small child walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was questionable and clouds were forming, this child made the daily trek to the elementary school.
As the day progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning.
The mother was worried that her child would be frightened walking back home from school, and she herself feared the electrical storm might harm her child.
Following the roar of the thunder, lightning would cut through the sky like a flaming sword.
Being concerned, the mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school.
Soon she saw her small child walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look and smile.
One followed another, each time with her child stopping, looking at the streak of light and smiling. Finally, the mother called and asked, "What are you doing?"
Her child answered, "God keeps taking pictures of me."
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