I asked God to take away my pride,
God said no; it is for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole,
God said no, his spirit is whole and his body is temporary.
I asked God to take away my pain,
God said no, suffering and pain brings you closer to me.
And takes you away from sensual pleasures.
I asked god to make my spirit grow pure,
God said no; you have to nurture it yourself
I’ll help you prune it and make it fruitful
I asked God to give me everything in life that I can enjoy,
God said no; I will give you life so that you have everything
Lastly, I asked God to help me love others,
As much as he loves me.
God said…..Ahhhh! finally you have the idea.