Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes



Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dear Father in Heaven

Dear Father in Heaven, who is the God of all comfort, pour into my heart your peace and strength. The storms of life have over taken me. 
I am beaten down and utterly discouraged.
My soul faints within me. 
My sorrow is greater than I can bear. 
I am too weak for the burden laid upon me. 
I pray to you dear God, send me the comfort of your help.

Please dear God, bring peace to my soul. 
Comfort me as whom a parent comforts, and hold me in your arms of mercy.

Thank you my Lord.

Amen.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

I want to Love my friends

Almighty God, whose love has sent his son into the world to be our light of perfect love, please grant me the best of your gifts, the power to win love.
Fill my heart with love for others, that it may draw love unto itself. 
Set me free from selfish cares, that I may have time and thoughts for them. 
Bless me, that I receive love by the loving service that I give.
Grant to me a kindly disposition, and the graces of both mind and body, that win love.
Let me always remember that self-seeking drives love away, and keep me from jealousy that destroys it.
Hear my prayer, my Lord.
Amen.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

I love You!!!

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear,
Cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom,
The wife was struck with the pain of learning
That sometimes there isn't "anymore."
No more hugs,
No more special moments to celebrate together,
No more phone calls just to chat,
No more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most
Gets all used up and goes away,
Never to return before we can say good-bye,
Say "I love you."

So while we have it,
it's best we love it,
Care for it,
Fix it when it's broken and
Heal it when it's sick.
This is true for marriage ...
And old cars,
And children with bad report cards,
And dogs with bad hips,
Family and aging parents and grandparents.
We keep them because they are worth it .....
Because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce.
There are just some things that make us happy,
No matter what.

Life is important.
We only have one.
We only have one mom, one dad,
One unique brother or sister or friend.
I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way.
Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including the person who sent it,
If you feel that way.

Suppose one morning you never wake up.
Do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking....I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that needed rekindling
Or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends and family know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back,
You would be amazed at what those three little words
And a smile can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home . . .

I LOVE YA !
:-)

Live today to the fullest
Because tomorrow is not promised.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Help me Love others..

Lord God, help me to love those
whom I find it difficult to love.
Give me a heart that reaches out
to those I would otherwise ignore.
Give me the strength not to cross
on the other side of the road
but to play the part of the Samaritan.
This will not be easy, Lord.
It is not in my nature.
We spread our love thinly
among those we can relate to
those who share our values
and those who do not threaten
our comfortable lifestyle.
It's not easy, Lord
and on our own we shall fail.
But with your help all things are possible.
You led the way
and it is your example that we look to.
You turned the values of this world upside down.
Do the same with us. Lord.
Help us live the reality of your Love.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Can I Borrow $25?

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.
SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'
DAD: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man.
SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.
SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'
DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'
SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down. 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'
The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.'
The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door . The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boys' questions.
How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.
'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.
'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.
'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 
'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 
'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. 
Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.
'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.


'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied. 
'Daddy, I have $50 now. 
Can I buy an hour of your time? 
Please come home early tomorrow. 
I would like to have dinner with you.'
The father was crushed. 
He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.


It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life.
We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts.
Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.
If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours
But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
From my house to yours 'The light of God surrounds us
The love of God enfolds us.
The power of God protects us. The presence of God watches over us.
Wherever we are God is and all is well.'
**GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME.....ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD**

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Smell of Rain

A cold March wind danced around the dead of night
in Dallas as the doctor walked into the small hospital room of Diana Blessing.
Still groggy from surgery, her husband David held her hand as they braced themselves for the latest news.
That afternoon of March 10, 1991, complications had forced Diana, only 24-weeks pregnant, to undergo an emergency cesarean to deliver the couple's new daughter, Danae Lu Blessing.
At 12 inches long and weighing only one pound and nine ounces, they already knew she was perilously premature.
Still, the doctor's soft words dropped like bombs. 
 'I don't think she's going to make it', he said, as kindly as he could.
"There's only a 10-percent chance she will live through the night, and even then, if by some slim chance she does make it, her future could be a very cruel one."
Numb with disbelief, David and Diana listened as the doctor described the devastating problems Danae would likely face if she survived.
She would never walk, she would never talk, she would probably be blind, and she would certainly be prone to other catastrophic conditions from cerebral palsy to complete mental retardation, and on and on.
"No! No!" was all Diana could say. 
She and David, with their 5-year-old son Dustin, had long dreamed of the day they would have a daughter to become a family of four.
Now, within a matter of hours, that dream was slipping away.
Through the dark hours of morning as Danae held onto life by the thinnest thread, Diana slipped in and out of sleep, growing more and more determined that their tiny daughter would live-and live to be a healthy, happy young girl.
But David, fully awake and listening to additional dire details of their daughter's chances of ever leaving the hospital alive, much less healthy, knew he must confront his wife with the inevitable. David walked in and said that we needed to talk about making funeral arrangements.
Diana remembers 'I felt so bad for him because he was doing everything, trying to include me in what was going on, but I just wouldn't listen, I couldn't listen.'
I said, "No, that is not going to happen, no way! I don't care what the doctors say; Danae is not going to die! One day she will be just fine, and she will be coming home with us!"
As if willed to live by Diana's determination, Danae clung to life hour after hour, with the help of every medical machine and marvel her miniature body could endure.
But as those first days passed, a new agony set in for David and Diana.
Because Danae's under-developed nervous system was essentially 'raw,' the lightest kiss or caress only intensified her discomfort, so they couldn't even cradle their tiny baby girl against their chests to offer the strength of their love.
All they could do, as Danae struggled alone beneath the ultraviolet light in the tangle of tubes and wires, was to pray that God would stay close to their precious little girl.
There was never a moment when Danae suddenly grew stronger.
But as the weeks went by, she did slowly gain an ounce of weight here and an ounce of strength there.
At last, when Danae turned two months old, her parents were able to hold her in their arms for the very first time.
And two months later-though doctors continued to gently but grimly warn that her chances of surviving, much less living any kind of normal life, were next to zero.
Danae went home from the hospital, just as her mother had predicted.
Today, five years later, Danae is a petite but feisty young girl with glittering gray eyes and an unquenchable zest for life.
She shows no signs, what so ever, of any mental or physical impairment. 
Simply, she is everything a little girl can be and more-but that happy ending is far from the end of her story.
One blistering afternoon in the summer of 1996 near her home in Irving, Texas, Danae was sitting in her mother's lap in the bleachers of a local ballpark where her brother Dustin's baseball team was practicing. 
As always, Danae was chattering non-stop with her mother and several other adults sitting nearby when she suddenly fell silent. Hugging her arms across her chest, Danae asked, "Do you smell that?" Smelling the air and detecting the approach of a thunderstorm, Diana replied, "Yes, it smells like rain."
Danae closed her eyes and again asked, "Do you smell that?"
Once again, her mother replied, "Yes, I think we're about to get wet, it smells like rain."
Still caught in the moment, Danae shook her head, patted her thin shoulders with her small hands and loudly announced, "No, it smells like Him. It smells like God when you lay your head on His chest."
Tears blurred Diana's eyes as Danae then happily hopped down to play with the other children.
Before the rains came, her daughter's words confirmed what Diana and all the members of the extended Blessing family had known, at least in their hearts, all along.
During those long days and nights of her first two months of her life, when her nerves were too sensitive for them to touch her, God was holding Danae on His chest and it is His loving scent that she remembers so well.
This is a True Story -- Pass it On!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

“Thank God for your blessings”

If you think you have huge tension, look at them...


If you think your job is tough, how about him?

If you think your salary is low, how about her?

If you think you don't have many friends, ask yourself if you have one sincere friend...as... this Dog..

You think, study is a burden, how about her?

When you feel like giving up, think of this man..

If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?

If you complain about your transport system, how about them?

If your society is unfair to you, how about her?

Always 'be positive'...... No Matter What…


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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Prayer on Easter

Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us a little child one of us, flesh and blood to share in our humanityFor God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as carpenterand yet in whose creative hands a world was fashionedFor God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as fishermanand yet pointed to a harvest that was yet to come For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Bless are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as teacher and opened eyes to truths that only the poor could understand For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Blest are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as healer and opened hearts to the reality of wholeness
For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Bless are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as prophet, priest and king and yet humbled himself to take our place upon the cross For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Bless are you, Lord Jesus who came to us as servant revealed to us the extent of his Father's love for human kind For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

Bless are you, Lord Jesus, who rose from the ignominy of a sinner's death to the triumph of a Savior’s resurrection For God so loved the world
ALL: That all might have eternal life

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son for the sake of mean you and other sinners too God so loved the world Bless are you Lord Jesus, our Savior and Redeemer
From the beginning you knew the final outcome watched as the jigsaw pieces were slotted into place saw the significance of every moment. 
As your body was anointed with oil at the table of Simon the Leper the picture was becoming clearer not only in your eyes but to an unknown woman and one of your closest friends.
Judas sensed that this was his moment sacrificing trust that had been so freely given on the altar of selfish gain for his fifteen allotted minutes of fame and thirty pieces of silver The woman recognized the moment.
She gave generously unselfishly a costly gift, freely offered. 
A fragrant sacrifice of perfume and love remembered forever in your heart.
And as Judas slipped away unnoticed your disciples saw none of this failed to see the significance of the moment.
Two sacrifices, one of trust and one of love.
But you noticed, Lord as you notice each day our sacrificial offering and betrayal.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The World is Mine

The World is Mine Today, upon a bus, 
I saw a very beautiful woman.
And wished I were as beautiful.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she passed a smile.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs; the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you've been so kind. It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two eyes; the world is mine.
Later while walking down the street, 
I saw a child I knew.
He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said, "Why don't you join them dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
I forgot, he couldn't hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears; the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow. 
With ears to hear what I'd know. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.
Author Unknown

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Your light

Your light is the only light I need
as I travel through life's mystery
Your word the only voice I hear
that still small voice that leads me
to the place where I should be
Your presence is the only company I need
as I walk this narrow road
Your fellowship the warmth I crave
to help me on my way.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Surprise

Sometimes heaven catches up with us
and we don't even hear the angels sing.
A surprise can wait around the next corner
and we didn't even hear the bells ring.
Everyone gets lucky once in a while,
hits that old jackpot and wins.
Sooner or later the sun comes out
and peeks through the fog as it thins.
Sometimes we get so used to losing,
we think the pattern cannot be changed
but everyone has their time of glory
when the usual is rearranged.

Fate has a way of sneaking up on us,

catching us completely unaware,
sprinkling stardust in our eyes
and moonbeams in our hair.
When we look in the face of true love,
something happens to our heart.
Suddenly we're a new person
as the seeds of love get their start.

It doesn't mean we'll never find it
just because it eluded us in the past.
We must always remember,
sometimes God saves the best 'til last.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Caller ID

On a Saturday night several weeks ago, this pastor was working late, and decided to call his wife before he left for home.  
It was about 10:00 PM, but his wife didn't answer the phone. 
 The pastor let the phone ring many times.
He thought it was odd that she didn't answer, but decided to wrap up a few things and try again in a few minutes
When he tried again she answered right away. 
He asked her why she hadn't answered before, and she said that it hadn't rung at their house. 
They brushed it off as a fluke and went on their merry ways.. 
 The following Monday, the pastor received a call at the church office, which was the phone that he'd used that Saturday night. The man that he spoke with wanted to know why he'd called on Saturday night. 
The pastor couldn't figure out what the man was talking about. Then the man said, 'It rang and rang, but I didn't answer.' 
The pastor remembered the mishap and apologized for disturbing him, explaining that he'd intended to call his wife. 
The man said, 'that’s, OK. Let me tell you my story. 
 You see, I was planning to commit suicide on Saturday night, but before I did, I prayed, 'God if you're there, and you don't want me to do this, give me a sign now.'  
At that point my phone started to ring. I looked at the caller ID, and it said, 'Almighty God'. 
I was afraid to answer!'.  The reason why it showed on the man's caller ID that the call came from 'Almighty God' is because the church that the pastor attends is called Almighty God Tabernacle!
 God bless! READ EACH SENTENCE SLOWLY AND THINK ABOUT IT.
 Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear. Don't cry over anyone who won't cry over you. 
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
Don't let the past hold you back, you're missing the good stuff. 
 BEST FRIENDS are the siblings God forgot to give us. 
When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your BEST FRIEND will be there.
Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them.


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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Abba Father

Abba Father, you know me well
Made in your image A part of your will
You’ve seen my thoughts
Know my words
You’ve laid your hand upon me, Lord
If I lay down in the dark of the night
Closing my eyes to shut out your light
In my darkness you’re there beside
A loving Father, a hand to guide

If I rise up on the wings of a bird
Soar to the heavens The depths of the earth
Mountain or sea High or low
There’s nowhere to hide, nowhere to go

There’s no hiding place
from the presence of your Spirit
No hiding place
From the searching of my heart
No hiding place
From the hand that’s there to guide me
For wherever I am be it near or far
Wherever I am is the place where you are
Jesus I am not a poet or musician
but
I have written
a song of praise
in my heart
And in the quietness
of this moment
I shall share it with you
in the certain knowledge
that any imperfections
will be made perfect
in the simple act
of opening my heart
and singing


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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WHAT HAPPENS IN HEAVEN

I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around.
We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. 
My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said,  
"This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received."
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.

The angel then said to me
,
"This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. 
Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them. "
I noticed again how busy it was there. 
There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 
"This is the Acknowledgment Section," my angel friend quietly admitted to me. 
He seemed embarrassed "How is it that there is no work going on here?" 
I asked.
"So sad," the angel sighed.  
"After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments ."
"How does one acknowledge God's blessings?" I asked.
"Simple," the angel answered. Just say, "Thank you, Lord."

"What blessings should they acknowledge?" I asked.
"If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy ."

"And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity."
"If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day ."
"If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world."
"If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world! ."

"If your parents are still alive and still married ...you are very rare ."
"If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair."
Ok, what now? How can I start?

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

ATTN:

Acknowledge Dept.: "Thank you Lord, for giving me the ability to share this message and for giving me so many wonderful people to share it with."
If you have read this far, and are thankful for all that you have been blessed with, how can you not send it on???? I thank God for everything, especially all my family and friends!!

Blessings with love


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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Will of God

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the Arms of God cannot support you,
Where the Riches of God cannot supply your needs,
Where the Power of God cannot endow you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Spirit of God cannot work through you,
Where the Wisdom of God cannot teach you,
Where the Army of God cannot protect you,
Where the Hands of God cannot mold you.
The Will of God will never take you,
Where the Love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the Mercies of God cannot sustain you,
Where the Peace of God cannot calm your fears,
Where the Authority of God cannot overrule for you.

The will of God will never take you,
Where the Comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the Word of God cannot feed you,
Where the Miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the Omnipresence of God cannot find you.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lord, grant me Success

Almighty God, whose hands hold all matters of life, give me grace of success in the work that I do.
Help me to give it the careful thought and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection. Show me how to give my best, and let me not despise the toil that is necessary to complete it.

Make my life a successful one, in that every duty you give to me, I do it well.
 Give me the blessing of your help and guidance, and suffer me not to fail.

In Jesus' name.

Amen.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

God....Why?? why????

We do need to realize every day that there is a reason for everything;IF ONLY we would trust that what happens in our daily lives does happen for a reason.

Me: God, can I ask you a question?
God: Sure.
Me: Promise you won't get mad.

God: I promise.
Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late.
God: Yes.
Me: My car took forever to start.
God: Okay.
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait.
God: Huummm.
Me: On the way home, my phone went dead! just as I picked up a call.
God: All right.


Me: And on top of it all, when I got home I just wanted to soak my feet in my new foot massage and relax, but it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?

God: Let me see, the Death Angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.
Me: (humbled): OH...

GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.


Me: (embarrassed): Ok...
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Me: (softly) I see God.
God: Oh and that foot massage, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.

Me: I'm sorry God.
God: Don't be sorry; just learning to trust me.....in all things, the good and the bad.
Me: I will trust you.
God: And don't doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today.

God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God, and I love looking after my children.

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