Ten Billion Dollar Red Diamonds
A Lesson In The Value Of Faith
“Rather, [this] thing (Faith) is very close to you;
it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can fulfill it.” Devarim Chapter 30:14
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One day three Rabbi’s prayed to G-d for Divine assistance. Each required a certain amount of wealth to accomplish their mission here upon earth. So G-d gave each of these Rabbi’s ten red uncut diamonds, the most precious diamonds upon the earth. He also gave them the tools to cut and refine the diamonds. The Rabbi’s thanked G-d profusely. Then G-d said that they must agree to cut and refine the diamonds themselves and that they would, in their attempts to shape the diamonds, destroy most of the ten diamonds, but if they remained faithful and “of good courage” even one stone would yield more than enough wealth they required to fulfill their missions upon the face of the earth. The Rabbi’s agreed and each went to deal with their gems.
The first Rabbi struck the first of his diamonds with the cutter and hammer and the diamond turned to powder. He tried another and another, but each in turn broke. He became uncertain of his ability and feared he could not replace the stones. So then this Rabbi then took the rest of his uncut diamonds and chose to just save them for some other time. There they remained unused and unfinished cheating the diamonds out of THEIR MISSION TOO.
The second Rabbi after seeing the first became afraid. He picked up the cutter and hammer, but his hand trembled. His fear became great and he chose not to shape any of the diamonds or even attempt to. He was certain he would destroy the stones and their value to him. His over caution caused him as well to cheat the diamonds out of their mission.
The third Rabbi struck his first, then the second and then third diamond and destroyed them. Then he struck his fourth, fifth, six and seventh diamond and destroyed them. Then he destroyed his eighth and ninth diamond, but on the tenth diamond, he created a perfection and very soon attained the wealth he so needed. He understood that the diamonds were meant for him and his mission, and that G-d Himself would guide his hand and his words, and he understood that it was HIS FAITH and courage that was of the most value NOT THE BILLION DOLLAR DIAMOND.
Eric Sander Kingston