I just read this beautiful story posted by Michael on LinkedIn
It’s from a book called “Jacob the Baker: Gentle Wisdom for a Complicated World” by Noah ben Shea. What a GREAT title!
It’s about a “simple” baker who leaves little stories for people to find in the bread he bakes. Anyway, one of the stories is called, “Death is Also a Door”
Here it is:
Two children who had become dependent on Jacob, were concerned about what they would do as he grew older and one day died.
Jacob, sensing this, drew the children near and told them this story:
“Once there was a student who was with a teacher for many years. And, when the teacher felt he was going to die, he wanted to make even his death a lesson.
That night, the teacher took a torch, called his student, and set off with him through the forest.
“Soon they reached the middle of the woods where the teacher extinguished the torch, without explanation.
“’What is the matter?’ asked the student.
“This torch has gone out,’ the teacher answered and walked on.
“‘But,’ shouted the student, his voice plucking his fear, ‘will you leave me here in the dark?’
“‘No!’ I will not leave you in the dark,’ returned his teacher’s voice from the surrounding blackness. ‘I will leave you searching for the light.’”
In your amazing race, what light will you create for people to search for?