Interview with God

On May 1st- I lost my job. Rather abruptly, and unexpectedly. I hate this change in my life and I am trying very hard, not to let it define me. I am not my job, it is not who I am, it is what I did. It sure stinks, I hate it.

Over the past month as I have licked my wounds, my thoughts keep going back to what if? What if I had done this ….? Or not that ….? Would it have made a difference? I don’t think it would.

This past week has been very busy, numerous interviews, phone calls, applications- all the stuff you do when looking for a job. And through it all, I kept finding this little book:

Interview with God- designed and edited by Reata Strickland ( I had to share it )

 I dreamed I had an interview with God.

“ So you would like to interview me ? “ God asked.

“If you have time “ I said.

God smiled

“My time is eternity”

“What questions do you have in mind for me?”

“What surprises you most about humankind?”

 God answered

 “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 about the present, such that they live neither in the present nor the future.”

“That they live as if they will never die and die as if they had never lived.”

 God’s had took mine and we were silent for a while and then I asked …

As a parent, what are some of the lessons you want your children to learn ? 

God replied with a smile ….

“To learn they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that is it not good to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most, but is one that needs the least.”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and it takes many years to heal them.”

“To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”

“To learn that there are persons who love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings.”

“To learn that two people can look at the same things and see it differently.”

“To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others , they must forgive themselves.” 

And to learn that I am here always.  Amen 

~Maureen Herzog



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1. Linda Culberson wrote:

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