“So you would like to interview me?” God asked. “If you have the time” I said.
God smiled. “My time is eternity and it is enough for me.” “What questions do you have in mind for me?”
“What surprises you most about human kind?”
“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, and they live in neither
the present nor the future.”
“That they live as if they will never die, and die as though they had never lived.”
God’s hand 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?”
“To learn that true happiness is not to achieve their goals but to learn to be satisfied with what they already have achieved.
“To learn they cannot make anyone love them. All they can do is let themselves be loved.”
“To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.”
“To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”
“To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open deep wounds in those they love,
and it can take many years to heal them.”
“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”
“To learn 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 and see it differently.”
“To learn that it is not enough that they forgive each other, but they must also forgive themselves.”
“To learn that they can never do something extraordinary for me to love them; I simply do.
“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly.
“Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”
God smiled and said,
“Just know that I am here… always.”
*** Karan’s Update: Thank you for your love, prayers, wonderful notes and cards. I have been trying to do some walking everyday to regain my strength.
Funny how fast I fizzle out. Lol
Thank you dear friends for sharing your time with me, I love connecting with you each week. Have a great week!
Discussion Question: If you could ask God one question, what would it be?