Success or Failure – April 11.2011

A troubled man made an appointment with a rabbi. He was a wise and gentle rabbi. “Rabbi,” said the man, wringing his hands, “i’m a failure. More than half the time I do not succeed in doing what I know I must.”

“Oh,” murmured the rabbi.

“Please say something wise, rabbi,” pleaded the man. After much pondering, the rabbi repplied, “Ah, my son, I give you this bit of wisdom: Go and look on page 930 of The New York Times Almanac for year 1970, and maybe you will find peace of mind.”

Confused by such strange advice, the troubled man went to the library to look up the source. And this is what he found-lifetime batting averages for the world’s greatest baseball players. Ty Cobb, the greatest slugger of them all, had a lifetime average of.367. Even the King of Swat, Babe Ruth, didn’t do that well.

So the man returned to the rabbi and questioned, “Ty Cobb,.367. That’s it?”

“Correct,” countered the rabbi. “Ty Cobb,.367. He got a hit once out of every three times at bat. He did’t even hit.500. So what do you expect already?”

“Aha,” said the man, who thought he was a wretched failure because he succeeded only half the time at what he must do.

Theology is amazing. Holy books abound, even where we don’t expect them.

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About Robynn

Robynn Jaymes has spent her whole life in radio… 30 years!! And almost half of them have been at Star Country. Originally from Cincinnati, Robynn came to the area as a Liberty University student. Along with all things country music, Robynn is a big fan of Football!—The Virginia Tech Hokies, The Washington Redskins and, of course, the Cincinnati Bengals. And also, “I’m addicted to the Weather Channel,” she says. Right now, Robynn is a big fan if the music coming from Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney! Robynn is also a winner of the Billboard Air Personality of the Year award. Hear all new Warm & Fuzzies with Robynn M-F at 11:45AM!

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