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Daily Spiritual Inspiration – Today's Message

 

 

Tell Your Story

When the founder of Hasidic Judaism, the great Rabbi Israel Shem Tov, saw misfortune threatening the Jews, it was his custom to go into the forest to meditate. He would light a fire, say a special prayer, and the misfortune would be averted.
When his disciple, Maggid of Mezritch, had occasion to intercede with heaven, he would go the same place in the forest and say: "Master of the Universe, Listen! I do not know how to light the fire, but I am still able to say the prayer," and again the miracle would be accomplished.
Later, Rabbi Moshe-leib of Sasov, in order to save his people once more, would go into the forest and say, "I do not know how to light the fire, I do not know the prayer, I only know the place." It was enough, and the miracle was accomplished.
Finally it fell to Rabbi Israel of Rizhin to overcome misfortune. Sitting in his armchair, his head in his hands, he spoke to God: "I am unable to light the fire, and I do not know the prayer, and I cannot even find the place in the forest. All I can do is to tell the story, and this must be sufficient."
And it was sufficient.
For God made man because He loves stories.

From, "Elie Wiesel,
The Gates of the Forest".

Self-fulfillment and Self-Defense

God Himself will not find fault with you when your clarity of mind and calmness of decision are limited by the tension of need, the pressure of want, or the inhibitions of anxiety.
He Himself guides your nature by the laws of self-fulfillment and self-defense. He knows only too well that you are constantly moved in body, mind and spirit by your needs, wants and fears. He also knows that you can give of yourself only in proportion as you see value, i.e., some form of fulfillment or satisfaction, in the giving. The man who dies for what he loves, does not feel that he is losing something, but that he is gaining something in giving his life.

From, "My Daily Life,"
By Anthony J. Paone, S.J.


 

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