Seeking Oneself

“Adam and Eve hid themselves from the presence of God among the trees of the garden.  And God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?”

In this sermon, Rabbi Olan stops calling on us to engage with the world.  Instead, for once, he calls on us to engage with ourselves.  He tells the story of a man who didn’t understand why God asked Adam where he was.  “Doesn’t God know where Adam is?”  For Olan, this question, Where art thou, is the ultimate question in life.  It really means, Who are you, truly?  Like Adam, we hide away.  The purpose of our journey through life is to find our true selves.

“No call is more urgent in our time than the inner voice which cries, ‘Adam, Adam, come out of your hiding place, and live.’”

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*Written by Joshua F. Hirsch*