Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my back yard and having a vodka and cranberry along with a quiet conversation with Jesus. This happened to me again after a particularly difficult day.
I said, ‘Jesus, why do I work so hard?’
And I heard the reply: ‘Men find many ways to demonstrate the love they have for their family. You work hard to have a peaceful, beautiful place for your friends and family to gather.’
I said, ‘I thought that money was the root of all evil.’
And the reply was: ‘No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Money is a tool; it can be used for good or bad.’
I was starting to feel better, but I still had that one burning question, so I asked it. ‘Jesus,’ I said, ‘what is the meaning of life? Why am I here?’
He replied, ‘That is a question many men ask. The answer is in your heart and is different for everyone. I would love to chat with you some more, Senor, but for now, I have to finish your lawn.’