me: I want to be like you. dad: Okay, this will help. I'm going to take away the things that keep you from being more like Me. me: Give it back dad: You asked to be more like Me. This is not helping you. me: (whining) But, I need it! dad: (Smiles) No you don't. me: Fine. I'll just go get it myself! dad: I love you in spite of your immaturity. me: Okay, I'll be right back. dad: I'll be waiting. me: Hey. That was terrible. Why did you do that to me? dad: I didn't. me: Yeah, but, you LET it happen! dad: Isn't that what you wanted me to do? (smiling more) me: No. dad: What did you want? me: I want that. dad: You don't need it. me: Okay. Here, take it. dad: Then please hand it over to me. me: No. Years later... me: Here, I want you more, Lord. dad: I love you with an everlasting love! me: It hurts dad: I am all that you need. me: It's been years Lord. All I have is you. And, that is more then enough! dad: Now give all you have away.