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Don't Give Up

Friday, 15 September, 2017 - 3:36 pm

Has anything changed since last Rosh Hashanah?

Are you the same person with the same flaws and problems?

Are you losing hope in ever changing?

What about your children? Are you seeing results from all the time you invest in your children?

Consider this …

How long does it take for the giant Chinese Bamboo to grow as tall as a house?

During the first year the tiny plant is watered …

nothing happens.

Another whole year of watering and fertilizing,

And still nothing.

Then in the fifth year it shoots up to the sky.

in six weeks the bamboo grows 90 feet.

So how long does it take for the bamboo to grow so high?

Six weeks?

No, it takes five years.

If the farmer would have given up at any point during those five years, it would have died.

During those five years, hidden from sight, an enormous network of roots was developing to support the bamboos sudden growth.

Growth takes patience and perseverance.

Every drop of water makes a difference.

Every step you take makes an impact

You may not see the change right away, but growth is happening. 

Shabbat Shalom

Rabbi Benjy Silverman 

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