The Monument

The Monument

God, before he sent his children to earth
Gave each of them
a very carefully selected package
of problems.

These, he promised smiling,
are yours alone. No one
else may have the blessings
these problems will bring you.

And only you
have the special talents and abilities
that will be needed
to make these problems
Your servants.

Now go down to your birth
and to your forgetfulness. Know that
I love you beyond measure.
These problems that I give you
are a symbol of that love.

The monument you make of your life
with the help of your problems
will be a symbol of your
Love for me,
Your Father