An Open Letter to God

Dear God,

I’m sorry I fell so far away from you.  I never thought I would.  I thought my love for you was too strong.  I was wrong.  I grew impatient, I hung out around the wrong people, and I was brainwashed by the media into thinking that material things would make me happier than you would.  I thought that a small minute of happiness from material things would make me happier than your infinite love for me.  When the material things made me happier, I always wanted more, but I could never achieve it.  I became frustrated and unhappy.  I’m sorry I turned myself away from you when you were offering all of your love to me.  I’m sorry that I denied you in front of my friends.  I just felt lonely and wanted to feel accepted.

When I was in my darkest place you still loved me.  The day my parents dragged me to Mass, you gave me a sign.  I don’t remember exactly what the priest said that day during his homily, but I remember feeling a sense of belonging and being loved again.  Something I haven’t felt in a while.  I knew then that you were the answer all along.

Thank you God for being there for me when I turned myself away from you.  Thank you for constantly loving me and for forgiving me.  Now that I am close to you again, I know what true happiness is.  I know that your love is far greater than material things.  I know that I don’t need to feel obligated to be accepted by anyone because I will always be accepted by you.

“Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”

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