Published February 2019
GO, FLY A KITE!
Many of us ask: “How do we know there is a God?” There are many answers to this query, but one of the most sensitive can be found in the following simple analogy:
A man once met a small boy who was flying a kite. The kite was so high that it was out of sight. The man asked the lad: “How do you know that there is any kite there at all?” The boy replied: “I feel the pull of it.”
One of the ways we can know there is a God is by the pull He has upon our hearts.
The very fact that all of us are concerned about our relationship with a Higher Authority is partial evidence of the great strength and drawing power that spiritual concerns have upon us. But basically it is the “hidden persuaders” – the good ones – within us and among us that testify to the presence of God.
- The exquisite simplicity of a perfect blade of grass;
- The first cry of a newborn child;
- The endless rhythms of the seasons;
- The marvelous movements of the mind;
- The self-sacrifice of a mother, father or child;
- The moral grandeur of the Scriptures;
- The dedicated lives of the great servants of humanity.
These are some of the hidden persuaders that pull and draw us toward a living God.
Rabbi Alvin Kass
Chief Chaplain of the NYPD