Just Be Yourself

This is a short but important parable. Its something that I'm only just learning for myself and encourage others to discover the same lesson.

A rabbi named Zusya died and went to stand before the judgment seat of God. As he waited for God to appear, he grew nervous thinking about his life and how little he had done. He began to imagine that God was going to ask him, "Why werent you Moses or why werent you Solomon or why werent you David?" But when God appeared, the rabbi was surprised.

God simply asked, "Why weren't you Zusya?"

"Live long and prosper – err, just be yourself."