Monday, January 31, 2011
I am still an ordinary and ignorant person.'
And the besht answered, 'Ah yes, but you have gained the realization that you are ordinary and ignorant, and this in itself is a worthy accomplishment, is it not?'
Persistence and perseverance in hard times may not guarantee that we will receive what we set out to do. But what we ourselves can become inside ourselves, in spirit and soul, in the process will be more than worth the effort."
from Becoming Fully Human by Joan Chittister
*besht - acronym for Ba'al Shem Tov