How Numbers (& Feelings) Can Deceive
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You are obligated to see yourself as accomplishing – right now
I was speaking with someone recently who for many years kept Shabbat, kosher, and many other mitzvos. At one point years ago he stopped. As we were speaking, it occurred to me that she viewed himself as irreligious.
“You know, you keep a lot of commandments,” I said.
He rolled his eyes.
“Please,” he said. “Like which?”
I thought for a moment.
“You believe in God. You avoid gossip. You avoid embarrassing others. You make effort to honor your parents.”
“Ok, that’s true,” he admitted.
“And you don’t drink blood or eat creepy crawly bugs.”
“Duh!” he said. “That doesn’t count.”
In more or less these words, I shared the following thought with him. MORE