He Spoke To Me!
When I was younger, I used to envy my friends because they had nicer houses, nicer clothes, and expensive possessions. I was unhappy with my life and thought it was unfair that I couldn't have all the fancy things that everyone else seemed to have. Then one night I went to sleep and dreamed that I had won the lottery. I was standing in a beautiful, glittery, expensive gown, and I was so happy because finally I looked more elegant than anyone. The next thing I knew, Jesus was in front of me. He looked at me with pure, gentle love, and said, without a hint of scorn or condemnation, "I have not such a beautiful garment, but God opened the Kingdom of Heaven to me". When I woke up, I knew that it had been more than a dream. I could still feel the love in His words. I have learned to appreciate the love of my wonderful family, and the fact that I have a roof over my head and food to eat when others do not. And I have passed the lesson on to my beautiful son. He has learned to empathize with those who have less than he does, and not to worry about those who have more.