Doing your Duty is Prayer

By Admin on 30-08-2016

A cobbler came to Rabbi Isaac of Ger and said. “Tell me what to do about my morning prayer. My customers are poor men who have only one pair of shoes. I pick up their shoes late in the evening and work on them most of the night; at dawn there is still work to be done if the men are to have their shoes ready before they go to work. Now my question is: What should I do about my morning prayer?”“What have you been doing till now?” the Rabbi asked. “Sometimes I rush through the prayer quickly and get back to my work-but then I feel bad about it. At other times I let the hour of prayer go by. Then too I feel a sense of loss and every now and then, as I raise my hammer from the shoes, I can almost hear my heart sigh. “What an unlucky man I am that I am not able to make my morning prayer.” Said the Rabbi. “If I were God I would value that more than the prayer.”Antony de Mello – Prayer of the Frog

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