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Quote of the day, on Hitchens

“I would say it is appropriate and even mandatory to do what one can for another who is sick; and if you believe that praying helps, to pray. It is in any case an expression of one’s deep hopes. So yes, I will pray for him, but I will not insult him by asking or implying that he should be grateful for my prayers.”

Rabbi David Wolpe, quoted in the New York Times
(which also took note of Your Humble Blogger, among others).
I’m struck by how much Wolpe’s words seem in sync with the Good Samaritan, too.

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Pio Quindecimo

posted July 12, 2010 at 5:16 pm

We should pray in secret out of humility…not out of fear of insulting someone. The difference between a priest and a rabbi I guess.

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