The Grief of the World

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The Grief of the World

“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.

Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now.

You are not obligated to finish the work …

but neither are you free to abandon it.”

(The Talmud – A collection of Jewish law and tradition)

Sometimes the world’s grief can get us down ‒

such deep pain, so much suffering, such

widespread unfairness, cruelty, and deprivation!

The Talmud reminds us that we are not responsible for resolving the world’s grief; we can let it go, while at the same time not totally abandoning our part, by

being just,

loving mercy,

and walking humbly.

We can do that…

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