Thursday, December 28, 2006
I came across this while surfing the net some time ago and, although I am not a christian, I thought it would be nice to share this for the wisdom of the words. I am not trying to influence anyone nor am I trying to convert anybody, so please don't get hot under the collar.
THE INTERVIEW WITH GOD
I dreamed I had an interview with God.
“So you would like to interview me?” God asked.
“If you have the time” I said.
God smiled. “My time is eternity.”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”
“What surprises you most about humankind?”
“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,
such that 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 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 profound 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 that 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 one another, but they must also forgive themselves.”
"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.”
Monday, December 25, 2006
On this joyous occasion I would like to share this (author unknown) with you. You decide whether these are words of wisdom or blasphemy. MERRY X'MAS!
if you ask me
god has no face
no sex and no smell
god has no form
but a fusion of power
pulsing through our veins
god is a passion
burning in our brains
of all good things
governing our spirit
making us reach out
for other human beings
on an equal plane
of love and understanding
god is this eternal vision
to seek for the truth
no matter how many tangles
and barb wires it took
god is this endless want
for freedom of speech
that would save the whole world
god is this force
that will claim back the rights
of all the living
to breathe, live and love
until we see god
in this fashion
until we are not frightened
how do we face the evils
of greed and oppression
if you ask me
god is within me
god is within you
god is a moment
an era, a country
where love rules unconstrained...