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Happy Father's Day!

06/16/2019 11:39:00 AM


Dear Fathers, Happy Father’s day friends!

I just returned from a lovely (but shvitzy) walk, while listening to a remarkable interview. Take these words from Joseph Campbell for starters:

“We have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path.” Here it is. “And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”

This interview by Krista Tippett from the “On Being” podcast is with Richard Rohr, a Franciscan writer and lecturer, who has a special expertise on “manhood” and the vulnerable nature required to become one. I strongly encourage you to listen to or read the interview today or sometime soon.

From the Talmud, I offer you these words on this day:
To the question of whether or not God prays, Rabbi Zutra responds that God does indeed pray. God says, “May it be My will that My mercy may suppress My anger, and that My mercy may prevail over My other attributes, so that I may deal with My children with mercy and, on their behalf, stop short of the limit of strict justice.”

With lots of love,

Rabbi Scott

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780