This sort of messages are such beautiful reminders to us about how important we are to GOD and no matter what HE always loves us and hears our prayers. Have a wonderful blessed day and God bless. Faults are thick where love is thin. RELIGION IS LIKE THE BANANA SKIN, AND SPIRITUALITY IS THE BANANA. PEOPLE HAVE THROWN AWAY THE BANANA AND ARE HOLDING ON TO THE SKIN. God is always ever ready for us but are we ready for Him? God is always ever ready and serious in giving us anything He thinks is good for us, but are we taking Him serious? We celebrate our success with family and friends, how often have we celebrated our success and happiness with Him? We go to Him often only when we are troubled, telling Him all our problems and asking Him for guidance and asking Him for His Blessings. We go to Him when we have failures and asking Him to help. We don't celebrate our failures with Him either. We are treating Him like a garbage bin and yet He still loves us so dearly. We often believe we should pay our respect to God only in religious places and forgetting that God is Omnipresent and He will receive us everywhere. We believe God is ONE and He is our Creator, yet we always identify so much among ourselves and there's where big and small differences arise. We agree that God is our Creator and He creates all of us, yet we insult each other and judge on each other, our nationality, our race, our colour, our gender, our status and religion, etc. We forgotten that when we are angry with each other and feel unhappy with each other, we are angry and unhappy with the Creator. We often said, "we", does that not tell us that we = ONE? We are ONE and yet everyday we are thinking of I, I, I, and You, You, You and what about me, me, me ??? We put forward so much of ourselves first and creating a barrier of discomfort with the others. We only want and accept the positive things in life. We don't want negative things in life. We have forgotten that God wants us to experience both the pleasant and unpleasant for our spiritual growth. We may wish to know that Religion & Spirituality are entirely 2 different things. We may wish to know that Religion & Spirituality are two sides of a coin. We may wish to know that Religion is the stepping stone to Spiritual path. Without Him, I am nothing. But with Him, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me." ( Phil 4:13.) Just a Short Story for All! A young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car shouting, "What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That's a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?" The young boy was apologetic. "Please, mister... please, I'm sorry... I didn't know what else to do," He pleaded. "I threw the brick because no one else would stop..." With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. "It's my brother," he said. "He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up." Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, "Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He's hurt and he's too heavy for me." Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. "Thank you and may God bless you," the grateful child told the stranger. Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message "Don't go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention!" God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don't have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It's our choice. Thought for the Day: If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring. He sends you a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He listens. He can live anywhere in the universe, but He chose your heart. Face it, friend -- He is crazy about you! God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears,and light for the way.