Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort sitting in my
backyard having a cold beer, along with a quiet conversation with
This happened to me recently 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 and beautiful home
for your friends and family to gather."
I said, "I thought that money was the root of all evil."
His 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
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,
but for now, Senor, I have to finish your lawn."