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Celebrating Inter-Dependence Day

Rev Brigid ends her message this week with a guided meditation, which is contained on both the video and audio versions.

The following poem by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner was shared near the beginning of the talk:

Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
For some there are more pieces.
For others the puzzle is more difficult to assemble.

Some seem to be born with nearly a completed puzzle.
And so it goes.
Souls going this way and that
Trying to assemble the myriad parts.

But know this. No one has within themselves
All the pieces to their puzzle.

Like before the days when they used to seal
jigsaw puzzles in cellophane. Insuring that
all the pieces were there.

Everyone carries with them at least one and probably
Many pieces to someone else’s puzzle.
Sometimes they know it.
Sometimes they don’t.

And when you present your piece
Which is worthless to you,
To another, whether you know it or not,
Whether they know it or not,
You are a messenger from the Most High.

Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

The original poem appears in Honey from the Rock, (Woodstock, Vermont: Jewish Lights Publishing, 1977, #46, pp. 69-70)


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