Friday, April 16, 2004
 
someone recently sent this to me, and although i mostly chuck my chain mail, i liked this.

I asked God to take away my habit. God said, No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, No. His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. I give you blessings; Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on your own! , but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me. God said...Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.

then the email said:

"If you love God, send this to ten people and back to the person that sent it. "

what a way to ruin a nice email....

we ask ridiculous things of God to prove that He loves us, and then we ask ridiculous things of each other to prove we love God. i hear a rendition of the lambchop song running through my head.

--posted by Da


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