There is an old Hebrew myth that tells of a night when Abraham saw a stranger walking toward him. As the old man, weary from travel and bent with age, stumbled along the path Abraham rushed to help him. Taking him into his tent, Abraham washed the old man’s feet and gave him food and drink. But the old man began to devour the food without saying a prayer.
Surprised, Abraham asked the man, “Don’t you offer thanks to God?”
“I only worship fire. I honor no other God,” the old man replied.
At those words, Abraham grabbed the old man and threw him out into the dark night.
As the old man stumbled off, God asked Abraham, “Where is the stranger?”
Abraham replied, “I threw him out because he did not worship You.”
“I have suffered him eighty years even though he dishonors Me,” God said. “Could you not tolerate him one night?”
I like this story because it reminds me that when I Live in Truth, I don’t need to judge, or lecture, or correct others. All I have to do is access what is needed in that moment and then do it. Living in Truth is a beautiful way to simplify life.