“Don’t fool yourself and think that Spirit is somewhere else, in other-worldly experiences, in great rushes or ecstatic visions. Life’s deepest experience is the joy that fills our hearts when we love and give to others. Ask anyone in the middle of battling a catastrophic illness, or survey those on the acute trauma ward, and they will tell you that they live to give a halting hug or to speak a word of grace to another.” – Rabbi Yehudah Fine
Rabbi Fine walked the streets of New York reaching out to homeless teens and has worked from coast to coast, helping struggling families fight to find the right path. His greatest calling, however, came after a horrible car accident where he was left with a broken vertebrae and fractured pelvis. You would think that a guy that was acclaimed with giving back to the community would have the whole mind/body/spirit thing figured out. But, it was during this dark time that he was required to face and grow from his own brokenness.
Here is a link about the Rabbi: http://www.aish.com/jw/s/accident_act_god.html. He reminds me today that victory does not always come from being on top. There are angels that walk among us that have found victory, and thus a deeper meaning of life, from within. Thankful for their willingness to share…….