morning prayer

morning prayer A cobbler came to Rabbi Isaac of Ger and said. "Tell me what to do about my morning prayer. My customers are poor men who have only one pair of shoes. I pick up their shoes late in the evening and work on them most of the night; At dawn there is still work to be done if the men are to have their shoes ready before they go to work. Now my question is: What should I do about my morning prayer?" "What have you been doing till now?" the Rabbi asked. "Sometimes I rush through the prayer quickly and get back to my work — but then I feel bad about it. At other times I let the hour of prayer go by. Then too I feel a sense of loss and every now and then, as if raise my hammer from the shoes, I can almost hear my heart sigh. "What an unlucky man I am that I am not able to make my morning prayer." The Rabbi sad: "If I were God I would value that more than the prayer."

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