And God says …

In the hospital there were two groups of volunteers, one from a Catholic church and one from a Christian church. All the volunteers are good people no doubt, but they had different approaches to comfort serious ill patients like me …

One of the groups listened carefully and tend to share your concerns & sadness, they would pass some materials to you to read if you are really ready to join them, spiritually. The other group was pretty pushy, they would ask you to join them straight away no matter you’re recovering or dying … because they told me I would need that “ticket” to go to heaven.

Just guess who was who … Anyway, it reminds me a few lines in the movie “Evan Almighty” …

evan almighty


“Let me ask you something.

If someone prays for patience, you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient?

If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous?

If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”

Author: Michael Yung

Michael possessed over 30 years of experience in Information Technology with focuses on complex application development, database technologies and IT strategy. He also spent the last 20 years in Internet technology, eCommerce development / operations, web usability, computer security and Public Key Infrastructure technologies.

4 thoughts on “And God says …”

  1. First of all, I’m a Catholic. So……………..what I “guess” is…………….I should say………………..Christian is more “initiative” than Catholic.


  2. Christians generally feel the rush to spread the gospel as it is written in the Bible and it is from the Lord: “… you will be my witnesses from one end of the earth to the other.” Acts 1:8.

    If you think Christains are aggressive try talk to Mormon.


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