God listened to the man’s prayer. It was one that he heard frequently and it always amused him. The man, trying to prove himself a worthy follower, begged God to give him an important task to attain (he was very young), and the strength, knowledge and motivation to attain it. “Actually,” God answered chuckling to himself (we hear the chuckles as mild thunder), “those I pretty much do myself.” The man, apparently unprepared for an answer, didn’t hear the response.
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