Entries by Carol O'Connor

Choice

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing: your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.”

Limited Expansion

Everyone in his community adored the rabbi; they were all enchanted with everything he said. Except for Isaac that is, who never missed an opportunity to contradict the rabbi’s interpretations, or to point out errors in the rabbi’s teaching. The others in the community were disgusted by Isaac’s behavior.

One day Isaac died. During the funeral the community noticed that the rabbi looked very sad. After the funeral someone asked the rabbi why he was so sad, as Isaac found fault with everything the rabbi did…

Timelessness

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”