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Hiding in Plain Sight

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Last updated: January 08, 2014

A pious man, who had reached the age of 105, suddenly stopped going to synagogue. Alarmed by the old man's absence after so many years of faithful attendance, the Rabbi went to see him.

He found him in excellent health, so the Rabbi asked, "How come after all these years we don't see you at services anymore?"

The old man lowered his voice. "I'll tell you, Rabbi," he whispered. "When I got to be 90, I expected God to take me any day. But then I got to be 95, then 100, then 105. So, I figured that God is very busy and must have forgotten about me, and I don't want to remind Him!"

-- Anonymous