I’ve been reading a book by Mitch Albom called “have a little faith”. Mr. Albom is the writer of a very famous book and movie called “Tuesday’s with Morrie”.
Have a little faith is a story of two people, one a rabbi and one a preacher at two different churches. It’s a story of relationships; the good, the bad and the ugly. I am going to write about some of the finer points in the book. Hopefully this will encourage you to read this book.
From a Sermon by the Rabbi – 1975
A man seeks employment on a farm. He hands his letter of recommendation to his new employer. It reads simply, “He sleeps in a storm.” The owner is desperate for help, so he hires the man.
Several weeks pass, and suddenly, in the middle of the night, a powerful storm rips through the valley. Awakened by the swirling rain and howling wind, the owner leaps out of bed. He calls for his new hired hand, but the man is sleeping soundly.
So the owner dashes off to the barn, He see, to his amazement, that the animals are secure with plenty of feed.
He runs out to the field. He sees the bales of wheat have been bound and are wrapped in tarpaulins.
He races to the silo. The doors are latched and the grain is dry.
And then he understands, “He sleeps in a storm.”
My friends, if we tend to the things that are important in life, if we are right with those we love and behave in line with our faith, our lives will not be cursed with the aching throb of unfulfilled business. Our words will always be sincere, our embraces will be tight. We will never wallow in the agony of “I could have, I should have.”
We can sleep in a storm.
And when it’s time, our good-byes will be complete.