A young man went to the rabbi one day. He told the rabbi, “I am disappointed in God because God is not meeting my wants and needs.” The rabbi was silent. The young man went on to say, “I was taught that God’s purpose was to meet human needs.” The rabbi looked at the young man and said, “That’s the trouble with humans. They think God exists to do their bidding. Remember, during the creation story, God only spent one day on humans. There were five other days, too. Yes, it was a full day and God showed how important humans are by spending that much time. But, there were lots of other things in the world that God was interested in and cared about, too. Talk to the plants and the animals, listen to the winds and seas, and stand before the silent snows and the ancient mountain ranges. Then, come back and we’ll talk of God again.”

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