Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wanderings for the week ending Jan 18, 2009

Good afternoon everyone. Well it certainly looks like we will have snow for tomorrow's CE sledding trip.

This Sunday we will read from Psalm 139, a song that celebrates God for knowing and being with us wherever we are.

One of the theological claims of the Psalm is that people are not mass-produced beings, but custom made individuals.

I came across a story retold by James Limburg, about a young Rabbi named Zusya who was discouraged about his perceived failures and weaknesses.

One day, an older, wiser rabbi said to him, "When you die and get to heaven, God is not going to say to you, 'Why weren't you more like Moses?' No, God will say, 'Why weren't you more like Zusya?' So why don't you stop trying to be Moses, and start being the Zusya God created you to be."

May we all embrace who we are and not who we think we should be.


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