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I am nothing

A rabbi, burdened by the importance of his work, went into the synagogue to pray. Falling to his knees, he lamented, "Oh, Lord, I am nothing! I am nothing!"

Just then a Jewish judge passed by and overhearing the prayer was moved to join the rabbi on his knees. Shortly, he too, was crying aloud, "Oh, Lord, I too am nothing! I am nothing!"

The janitor of the temple, awed by the sight of the two men praying joined them, crying, "Oh, Lord, I also am nothing! I am nothing!"

At this the judge nudged the rabbi and said, "Look who thinks he's nothing.


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