Completing the task

There’s a lot to be done. It’s hard to know where to begin.

I’m assuming there are a lot of people out there that feel overwhelmed with activism, politics and the like. So I thought this short parable would be a good reminder to us all:

Faced with a complicated assignment, a group of workers rhyme off the usual excuses: They haven’t got the tools or they haven’t got the energy. But a good rabbi (sounding much like Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings) sets them straight: “It is not for you to complete the task,” he says. “But you must begin.”

There’s a lot to be done. But it doesn’t have to get done in your or my lifetime. We just have to do something.

“Don’t do nothing because you can’t do everything. Do something.” -Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


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