Here are some exerpts from Chapter 2.
- God is busy keeping the cosmos in order. He doesn't want to hear about my little problems.
- God would think I was selfish if I prayed for my own needs. If I really love Him, I'll put myself in last place.
- I know that "the cattle on a thousand hills" belong to God, but that's just a figure of speech. He's not in the business of taking care of me, and I won't ask Him to do it.
...If imperfect Fathers love to bestow blessings on their children, imagine how our perfect Father in heaven must delight in giving good gifts to us, His beloved children.
Look again at the statements made above that we have all made at one time or another. Think of how brutal they would sound if they represented the attitudes of a human father.
- I'm busy at the office. I don't want to hear about your lost bike or unfair teacher.
- Don't bother me with your personal needs. I want to take care of everyone but you, If you really love me, you'll survive on bread and water.
- Sure, I'm rich, but there's no reason I should give you anything. Back off.