Why Weren’t You More Like You?

A classic story tells about the great Rabbi Zusha, who was found agitated and upset as he lay on deathbed. His students asked, “Rebbe, why are you so sad? After all the the great things you have accomplished, your place in heaven is assured!”

“I’m afraid!” Zusha replied, “Because when I get to heaven, God won’t ask me ‘Why weren’t you more like Moses?’ or ‘Why weren’t you more like King David?’ God will ask ‘Zusha, why weren’t you more like Zusha?’ And then what will I say!?”

The ultimate question we must all ask ourselves is, “why am I not more like myself?  Why am I not more like the person I was born to be?”

That question should be followed up by acting on what we all need to do to become more like our true selves.

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