To this end, I’m reminded of a story I read years ago when a group of us here at John Street were going through the small group study called, “Beginnings.”
The story is an old Jewish tale about a very old rabbi named Zusya, who, near the end of his life, said, “In the coming world they will not ask me, ‘Why were you not Moses?’ They will ask me, ‘Why were you not Zusya?’”
So it is that we’re often found chasing after something—a perfect self, a perfect partner, a perfect body, a perfect soul—when what God asks is that we discover what we already have, what God created and placed within us.
And so it is that we find in the Parable of the Talents, Good News for all of God’s children.
Thanks be to God. Amen.