Often when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my backyard and having a vodka martini and a quiet conversation with Jesus.
This happened to me recently after a particularly trying day. I said, “Jesus, why do people work so hard?”
And I got this reply: “Men find many ways to demonstrate the love they have for their family and friends. You work hard and earn money to have a peaceful, beautiful place for everyone to gather.”
“But”, I said, “I thought that money was the root of all evil.”
He replied: “No. It is the LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. Money itself is a tool; it can be used for good or bad.”
I was starting to feel better, but I still had one burning question:
“Jesus”, I said, “what is the meaning of life? Why am I here?”
And Jesus said: “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 longer, but for now, Señor, I have to finish your lawn.”