22 March 2013

29. Have a Little Faith: The Story of a Last Request

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This is my fourth Mitch Albom book and as always, he never disappoints. His simple story telling has this incredible power of drawing his readers into an immersing, emotional experience, a journey of faith which in fact, this book is all about. 

We all have different traditions, different beliefs BUT WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS WHEN THE WORLD QUIETS TO THE SOUND OF OUR OWN BREATHING: comfort, love and a peaceful heart. This book somehow made me realize that we don't have to be the same, we just have to understand that we're all different. We don't like the same things, we don't dislike the same things but that doesn't make the other less of a person. That, we have to understand... that, we have to respect. We all fear the same thing about death, and that is, being forgotten. It's the blending of the different notes that makes the music. We just have to learn to give and expect nothing in return. 

"Having more does not keep you from wanting more. And if you always want more - to be richer, more beautiful, more well known - you are missing the bigger picture. Happiness will never come." -Albert Lewis

There's so much to learn, so much to know about. And Have a Little Faith might just have exactly what you're looking for. It started with a question and ended with answers. 

So read and feed your soul with sermons by Albert Lewis and Henry Convington. 

PS: "Reb" aka Albert Lewis (Albom's childhood rabbi) wants Albom to give him a eulogy, years before his death, that's the last request. 

Love,
M x