posted 9 Aug 2011, 07:06 by C S Paul   [ updated 9 Aug 2011, 07:09 ]


I asked God to take away my pain. 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. 
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary. 

I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a 
by-product of tribulations. It isn't granted, it is earned. 

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

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