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The Greatest Love of All

September 27, 2012

There is a story I’ve told several times this year of a man who got into trouble when his wife informed him that the day had gone by and he had forgotten her birthday. He told her how sorry he was, and said he would do anything to make up for it. She immediately said, “All right, tomorrow there better be something in the driveway for me that goes from zero to 200 in two seconds flat, or you’re in for it.” The next morning the wife awoke early, and looking out her bedroom window saw a small package in the driveway. She was a bit perturbed, as this was not what she was expecting. She went out and retrieved the package and upon opening it, found a handsome brand new bathroom scale! The funeral for her husband took place earlier this week.

Today is a day that God looks at the scale: Hinei baw yom hadin – today is the Day of Judgment for all of you. For me it feels as if Yom Kippur came early this year – on Wednesday, Aug. 8th to be exact – when God decided whether I should live or die. READ MORE

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