I asked God to do away with my vices. God said ‘NO!
They are not there for me to take them away. They are there for you to resist them’.
I asked God to complete my body. God said ‘NO!
Your spirit is complete, your body is only temporary.’
I asked God to give me patience. God said ‘NO!
Patience is a by-product of difficulties. It is not given but learned.’
I asked God to give me happiness. God said ‘NO!
I give blessings. Happiness depends on you.’
I asked God to free me from pain. God said ‘NO!
Suffering makes you go far away from this world and brings you nearer to me.’
I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said ‘NO!
You have to grow by yourself! But I will prune you to make you bear fruit.’
I asked God for things that would make me like life. God said ‘NO!
I will give you life, so you can enjoy all those things.’
I asked God to help me love others, like He loves me.
God said ‘Ooohh, you finally got the idea!’
(Thanks to Shirley De Los Reyes for sending it to me!)