Sunday, May 4, 2008

Be Yourself!

Jan posted a lovely quotation from the Baal Shem Tov over at Yearning for God yesterday. It reminded me of something I’ve been taught, and too often forget. Rabbi Zusya’s followers had asked him why he feared death and judgment – had he not been as righteous as Moses?

“When I am judged, God will not ask me why I was not more like Moses; God will ask me why I was not more like Zusya.”

3 comments:

FranIAm said...

Oh wow- amazing!

Jan said...

Thanks, Kate. I'll still write back about the book, just not yet.

Kate Morningstar said...

It is amazing, Fran -- I have it printed out and hanging on the wall in my office.

Jan -- not to worry. I checked my library account online this afternoon -- I have 23 books, CD's and DVD's out at the moment. I'm sure I can wait to start another book. :D