A journalist assigned to the Jerusalem bureau takes an
apartment overlooking the Wailing Wall. Every day when
she looks out, she sees an old Jewish man praying
vigorously. So the journalist goes down to the wall,
and introduces herself to the old man.
She asks: "You come every day to the wall. How long have
you done that and what are you praying for?"
The old man replies, "I have come here to pray every day
for 25 years. In the morning I pray for world peace and
then for the brotherhood of man. I go home have a cup of
tea, and I come back and pray for the eradication of
illness and disease from the earth."
The journalist is amazed. "How does it make you feel to
come here every day for 25 years and pray for these
things?" she asks.
The old man replies, calmly: . . . "Like I'm talking to