I asked God why I wasn't rich.
He showed me a man with the wealth of a thousand kings,
Who was lonely, and had no one to share it with.

I asked God why I wasn't beautiful.
He showed me a woman more beautiful than any other,
Who was ugly because of her vanity.

I asked God why He'd allowed me to become old.
He showed me a boy of 16, who lay dead at
The scene of a car accident.

I asked God why I didn't have a bigger house.
He showed me a family of six, who had just
Been evicted from their tiny shack,
And were forced, to live on the street.

I asked God why I had to work.
He showed me a man,
Who couldn't find a decent job,
Because he'd never learned to read.

I asked God why I wasn't more popular.
He showed me a socialite with a thousand friends,
Who all left the moment the money and parties
Were no longer there.

I asked God why I wasn't smarter.
He showed me a natural born genius, serving life
In prison for making ill use of his knowledge.

I asked God why He put up with a thankless sinner like me.
He showed me His Bible.
He showed me His Son who took my place at the judgment.
I knew then how much He loved me.

Remember, a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

If you see people without a smile today, give them one of yours!


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