¬†¬†¬†¬† This touching little tale is from Teaching Your Children About God by David J. Wolfe.¬† I imagine that anyone who loves nature can relate to it.
¬†¬†¬†¬† “There is a wonderful Chasidic stoary about the child of a rabbi who used to wander in the woods.¬† At first the father let him wander, but over time he became concerned.¬† The woods were dangerous.¬† The father did not know what lurked there.
¬†¬†¬†¬† “He decided to discuss the matter with his child.¬† One day he took him aside and said, “You know, I have noticed that each day you walk into the woods.¬† I wonder, why do you go there?”
¬†¬†¬†¬† “The boy said to his father, “I go there to find God.”
¬†¬†¬†¬† “”That is a very good thing,” the father replied gently.¬† “I am glad you are searching for God.¬† But, my child, don’t you know that God is the same everywhere?”
¬†¬†¬†¬† “”Yes,” the boy answered.¬† “But I’m not.”"¬†