Proper 25 RCL
They say that God in heaven is everybody's God,I'll admit that God in heaven is everybody's God,But I tell you, John, with pride, God leans,A little on the side of the Lees, the Lees of old Virginia!
A rabbi decides to model repentance for his congregation. Humbly he beseeches the Almighty for forgiveness, and he beats his breast proclaiming, “Before You, God, I am nothing. I am nothing.”
The cantor sees him and joins in: “I am nothing. I am nothing,” she cries.
The temple president, sensing that he too must get in on the act, now comes up. “I am nothing. I am nothing,” he sobs.
In the silence that follows, the rabbi turns to the cantor and whispers, “Look who thinks he’s nothing.”