Just finished reading Have A Little Faith by Mitch Albom (same guy who wrote Tuesdays with Morrie). True story about Mitch’s eight years of conversations with his childhood rabbi who had asked him to do his eulogy. Also woven in is the story of Henry Covington, the pastor of an inner city poor church in Detroit.
Read this book. Please. It’s an easy read – except for the fact that it really makes you think about faith, church, God, community, family, and what you want said about you at your own funeral. Truly one of the more enjoyable, thought-provoking books I have read in a while.
From page 234
It is summer and we are sitting in his office. I ask him why he thinks he became a rabbi.
He counts on his fingers.
“Number one, I always liked people.
“Number two, I love gentleness.
“Number three, I have patience.
“Number four, I love teaching.
“Number five, I am determined in my faith.
“Number six, it connects me to my past.
“Number seven – and lastly – it allows me to fulfill the message of our tradition: to live good, to do good, and to be blessed.”
I didn’t hear God in there.
“God was there before number one.”
What is a book that you have read that has inspired you, encouraged you, or nurtured your soul?