Let It Be-
“When I was in the third grade, my parents both worked. After school, I was supposed to wash the breakfast and lunch dishes. I would look out the window and see the other children playing in the building site next door. It had a big pile of sand, an open foundation, and other attractive hazards. I wanted sooo much to play outside with the other kids. Sometimes I would give in to temptation and go out to play ‘just for a few minutes.’ Before I knew it, Dad’s car would appear and I would be in deep trouble.”
Yes, you were often denied joy during childhood and that cramped your ability to experience joy.
It was also fragile and threatened. You now carry that wariness over (to the present). You should place yourself faithfully in My hands and enjoy what happens and assume that what goes wrong is just part of the divine plan.
Let it be.
God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher - is the true story of a philosopher’s conversations with God. Dr. Jerry L. Martin, a lifelong agnostic. Dr. Martin served as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Colorado philosophy department, is the founding chairman of the Theology Without Walls group at AAR, and editor of Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative. Dr. Martin's work has prepared him to become a serious reporter of God's narrative, experiences, evolution, autobiography and sparks of wisdom. In addition to scholarly publications, Dr. Martin has testified before Congress on educational policy, appeared on “World News Tonight,” and other television news programs
Listen to this on God: An Autobiography, The Podcast- the dramatic adaptation and continuing discussion of the book God: An Autobiography, As Told To A Philosopher by Jerry L. Martin.
He was a lifelong agnostic, but one day he had an occasion to pray. To his vast surprise, God answered- in words. Being a philosopher, he had a lot of questions, and God had a lot to tell him.