How many of us and how many times we have lost our concentration during prayer, both at church and in our homes? The following (humorous) lines are intended to help us focus – and prepare better for this important spiritual discipline. Enjoy and learn. I did.
One day in the synagogue, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev seemed to be observing a group of his Hasidim as they prayed. When they were finished, he approached them with a hearty greeting, “Shalom aleichem!”
They looked startled to hear their rabbi pronounce the greeting traditionally given after returning from a long journey. “But Rabbi,” they said, “we have not been anywhere!”