Stephanie's conversation with God

“God, how old are You?”

“I am one year old.”

“Only one year old! Then I am much older than You. I am four years old.”

“I am so happy to hear that. Now tell Me, sweetest Stephanie, do you love Me?”

“Yes, I love You, but I also love my Guru.”

“That is fine. I love your Guru too. He and I are one. He is My son. Shall I tell you a secret, Stephanie?”

“Please, please tell me!”

“Your Guru loves you more than you love him.”

“Never! I won’t believe You, God. I love my Guru more than he loves me.”

“All right, will you believe Me if I say that I love you more than you love Me?”

“Never! I love You more than You love me.”

“You are wrong, Stephanie.”

“No, God, You are wrong. God, You know that I pray to my Guru every day. He comes to see me only two times a year. So You see, I love him more than he loves me. I pray to You every day. But You have come to see me only today for the first time. So You see, I love You more than You love me.”

“My sweetest child Stephanie, every night your Guru and I come to see you while you are fast asleep.”

“Every night You and my Guru come to see me! I am going to tell my Mommy! Mommy!”

With His proudest Smile, God disappears.

Sri Chinmoy, Children's conversations with God, Sri Chinmoy Lighthouse, New York, 1971