Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. No we never see you anymore and we are lonesome.” And God said, “No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my great love for you. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.”
And God created a new animal to be their companion. And it was a good animal. And God was greatly pleased. And Adam said, Lord I do not know what to name this tail wagging animal.” And God said, “No problem! Because this new animal will reflect my love for you, his name will be close to my name and you shall call him ‘DOG.’”
After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, “Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like preachers and they believe they are worthy of adoration. DOG has indeed taught them that they are loved but perhaps too well.” And God said, no problem! I will create for them another animal who will forever remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.” And God created Cat to be with Adam and Eve. And CAT would not obey them. When Adam and eve gazed into Cats eyes, they were reminded that they were not at all the supreme beings. And Adam and Eve learned humility. And they were greatly improved. And God was pleased. And DOG was happy and CAT didn’t give a damn one way or the other.
P.S. Do you know how to make the lord laugh?
Tell him your plans.
P.S.S. And another truism, the more you complain, the longer God makes you live.
P.S.S.S. One of my favorites: “for God so loved the world that he did not send a committee”