Elul Thoughts: 6 Elul

PicturesqueThere was a king in the Middle Ages who was wooing a woman. He wanted to persuade her to become his queen. They sat together on the couch and he told her about himself. He said boastfully, “I reign over a country that is enormous. I am in charge of an army and a navy that number tens of thousands.”

She listened and moved a bit away from him on the couch. He went on, “I administer a bureaucracy that involves thousands of workers and I am consulted by kings from all over the world.”

She listened and moved a little bit further away from him on the couch. He said, “I am the head of a vast judiciary, and every day, hundreds of complex cases are brought to me to resolve.”

She moved still further away from him. And then he said, “I’m lonely and I’m scared and I’m overworked and I don’t know what to do with my life.” And when he said that, she moved closer to him and took his hand.”

 

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