Friday, October 26, 2001

And God Said, "No"

Claudia Minden Weisz

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 byproduct of
It isn't granted, it is learned.

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.

"To the world you might
be one person,
But to one person you just
might be the world."


Anonymous said...

you wrote this, what's the title?
Hi there, a new reader of your blog here.

Kane said...

It's titled

And God Said, "No"
by Claudia Minden Weisz

I was surprised to see a comment on a very old entry =)