I asked God to take away my pride.
"No. It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up."
God said, "No. Her spirit is whole, her
body is only temporary."
said, "No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations; it isnít granted, it is earned."
said, "No. I give you blessings, happiness is up to you."
"No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me."
said, "No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful."
God said, "No. I will give you life so that you
may enjoy all things."
God said, "Ahhhh, ... finally
... now youíve got the idea!"