So, I’m on a mailing list from an Orthodox Jewish site that sends out little daily thoughts. Most of the time I just skim them over, but the one today really stood out to me:
The Tzaddik’s Prayer
The enlightened master knows he lacks nothing
and so he prays for his people.
But if he lacks nothing,
then he knows that in truth they also lack nothing,
and if so, for what is he praying?
He prays they should have open eyes to see
and open hearts to know
that in truth they lack nothing.
But how can one who lacks nothing pray?
Because he knows he himself lacks nothing,
but deeper, at his very core,
he is his people
and he prays as one of them.
A Daily Dose of Wisdom from the Rebbe
-words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
Shevat 10, 5766 * February 8, 2006
Can you spot our Messiah in there?