Wow! This is a great story! Horton is chased to the ends of the earth, shamed, exhausted and beaten – and he does it all for the little speck – of – dust- city on the clover. Now that’s an elephant with passion!
But noone gets it. He looks so strange Nothing he says can make them understand.
He is utterly alone in his mission.
We could write a book on society based on this story but for today, let’s chew on this.
Serving G-d takes courage.
And we can’t look to those around us for assurance that we’re doing okay.
Though we mix with thousands our mission is ours and ours alone.
Horton is a great example of the lengths we have to go to on our mission . By following through on his beliefs he saves an entire city! But just look at what he endured! Look how they shamed him! Look how they can’t stand him caring so much about something! Look how they mock his exalted service.
They don’t get it. And how can they? After all, they don’t hear what he hears.
Do your friends hear what you hear? They don’t . They can’t. Its being whispered in your heart and the message is just for you.
Chase it and you can build worlds – neglect it and those worlds don’t even have a chance to see the light of day.
Come on out and be yourself. Face it – you’re amazing!