Praying with an Ego


Praying with an Ego is like lighting a fire with wet wood — the steam can create a little warm moisture, and the sputtering and foaming can draw a lot of attention, but that wet wood, it doesn’t have much chance of starting a bonfire.


A bonfire requires dry wood, which quietly crackles as it allows itself to be consumed quickly, creating enough heat to cause all the wood around it to ignite as well.

Thus, to successfully build a fire, we have to be able to recognize the difference between a sputter and a crackle and then we have to be willing to set aside the one that sputters until it has sufficiently matured.

Shavua tov, jen



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