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Thousand Lights Mosque..."If you resign your job", Isha asked, "what will you do? Have you thought of any alternatives?"

"That is why I haven't resigned yet", answered Rosh, "but having to live with this job environment is beginning to corrode me".

"Do what you must then", she sighed, "You'll find something better."

"God has never forsaken me", he answered, "He provides for the insects, for birds, for animals, for trees."

"He has always provided for me. And, he will continue to provide."

"God helps those who help themselves", she whispered, "Trust in God, but keep your powder dry."

He laughed at her rejoinder.

"Reminds me of an old joke", he said, "A young woman brought her boyfriend home to meet her parents."

"After dinner, the father invited the young man to his study for a drink."

"So what are your plans?" the father asked the young man.

"I plan to marry her", he answered.

"Sure, sure", the father said, "but what do you currently do?"

"I am a student," he replied.

"A student. Hmmm," the father said, "Cool, but what will you do to provide a roof over my daughter's head?"

"I will study," the young man replied, "and like it says in the Bible, God will provide."

"Sure, sure", the father said, "but how will you buy her an engagement ring?"

"By studying hard," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us."

"And children?" asked the father, "how will you support your children?"

"Don't worry, sir, God will provide," replied the young man.

The conversation proceeded like this. Every time the father questioned, the young idealist insisted that God will provide.

Later, when he had gone, the mother asked the father, "How did it go, Honey?"

"Well, he has no job and no plans", the father answered, "but the good news is that he thinks I'm God."

She laughed, but turned away quickly. Afraid, that he might see that anxiety had brought her almost to the brink of tears again.