A Blessing Received

One of the EPPD Chaplains, Father Tim Power gave me a wonderful gift at my retirement celebration, My Grandfathers Blessings by Rachael Naomi Remen, MD.

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It is full of stories of inspiration and wisdom. This is the type of book that I want to share with people who are looking for a message to help them through their day, especially the days that can be so challenging in the world of the public safety professional.

Here is an excerpt from the book’s introduction:

My grandfather was a scholar of Kabbalah, the mystical teachings of Judaism…… According to the Kabbalah, at some point in the history of things, the Holy was broken up into countless sparks which were scattered throughout the universe. There is a god spark in everyone and in everything, a sort of diaspora of goodness. God’s immanent presence among us is encountered daily in the most simple, humble and ordinary ways. Kaballah teaches that the Holy may speak to you from it’s many hidden places at any time. The world may whisper in your ear or the spark of God in you may whisper in your heart. My grandfather showed me how to listen.

As I read the book I will share some of the stories with you. Hopefully they will strengthen your soul and help you build a healthy spirit.