WE PLAY THE GAME UNFAIRLY A
Hassidic story tells of a little boy playing hide-and-seek with his friends. For some unknown reason they stopped playing while he was hiding. He began to cry. His old grandfather came out of the house to see what was troubling him and to comfort him. After learning what had happened, the grandfather said, “Do not weep, my child, because the boys did not come to find you. Perhaps you can learn a lesson from this disappointment. All of life is like a game between God and us. Only it is God who is weeping, for we are not playing the game fairly. God is waiting to be found, but many have gone in search of other things.” From Paul J. Wharton’s Stories and Parables For Preachers and Teachers, page 12. Resource credited from Rabbinic Wisdom and Jewish Values by William Silverman, (Union of American Hebrew Congregations), page 21.
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