Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Interview With God

Read the poem first. Then watch the presentation. The author of the poem is unknown.
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?

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 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.

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8 Comments:

Blogger Meera said...

Dear Fayrouz,

Jiy-yad! (:-))

(I better switch to english now...)

Simply Beautiful! You have made my day! Thank you for the post...

Meera.

 
10/10/2004 06:05:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

I like the presentation. It really calms me down.

 
10/11/2004 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger veggiedude said...

That doesn't sound like the God in the old testament, who made a bear kill 18 children for merely laughing at a man.

 
10/11/2004 01:59:00 AM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

You see God the way you see yourself and the world.

 
10/11/2004 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Iohannes Michahel said...

Then a lot of people in the world today see an Old Testament God, I think. Anyway, thank you for this post and link. I have shared it with several friends.

 
10/11/2004 12:18:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Yes, we need to see pass the Old Testament. In middle East, churches focus on the New Testament where reading the Old Testament is very rare, except for Good Friday, Easter and Christmas.

 
10/11/2004 03:38:00 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Dear Fay,
Thank you very much. How did you know I love poetry? Now I am afraid Sen. Kerry is going to come along and tax me! You see, I live on disability, but I need for nothing. Therefore I am the richest woman in the whole wide world! LOL Thanks again. May God's blessings continue to increase for your family and you.

 
10/12/2004 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Wow, you found my Catholic blog?

I'm always amazed to know people actually read this blog. I thought nobody would read it.

We're rich in our heart. Nobody can take that richness from us.

 
10/12/2004 03:03:00 PM  

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