Saturday, December 25, 2010
My Conversation with God...By Bob Weir
December 25, 2010
My Conversation with God
By Bob Weir
I was sitting alone in my room the other day, and I had a talk with God.
Me: "God, why is there so much strife in the world?"
God: "My son, I programmed my children to be complex beings beset by challenges and struggles which would strengthen them and force them to work out the problems of their existence in order that they be worthy of their own complexity."
Me: "But why did you make us to be so belligerent toward each other? Couldn't you have simply made us love each other?"
God: "Love is inherent in all my children, but its value must be discovered and appreciated. Otherwise, it would be taken for granted and ignored like an abundance of toys in the hands of a spoiled child. Love, like life, must be earned through suffering."
Me: "With all the power in the universe, you could, with a wave of your hand, make everyone deliriously happy. Why should we have to deal with any sadness?"
God: "Without the experience of sadness, you would not appreciate happiness. Without the knowledge of pain, you couldn't understand pleasure. Food is most satisfying when you are at your hungriest."