Thanksgiving | Death | Wonderment

“Be happy at all times; pray constantly; and for all things give thanks to God” (I Thessalonians 5:18).

As he lay on his death bed, the renowned Jewish Theologian, Abraham Herschel, was visited by a close friend who found him woefully weak. The friend said that Rabbi Herschel faintly whispered to him …

“Sam, after my attack, when I regained consciousness, my first feeling was not of despair
… or anger. I felt only gratitude to God for my life, for every moment I had lived. I was ready to depart. ‘Take me, O Lord,‘ I thought, ‘I have seen so many miracles in my lifetime.’” Exhausted by the effort, Rabbi Herschel paused, then added, “That is what I…

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