i just found this christian version/parable/story of a character in my book, the Mosaic. The TrashMan. and although the image used is the same, the application of from one story to the other is very different. the video glorifies a person, the Mosaic glorifies all people. 

if you feel to, watch this video. https://maxlucado.com/watch/give-parable-trash-man/

the video uses the parable of the TrashMan to glorify Jesus, It exults him by showing his humility, to come even as a TrashMan to take all of your sins away. it is a beautiful parable, but my problem with it is it romances the TrashMan into making him Jesus which is beautiful if people were to treat all TrashMen as Jesus, but most do not. if you were to walk into any church, synagague, temple, mosque, zendo, meditation chapel and follow any individual through the course of their week, you would of course find people who treat everyone with respect, but the large majority of these people, of all people would not give the TrashMan the time of day. so, how is it possible in a video to make a TrashMan Jesus but in real life to give him no honor.

in The Mosaic, The TrashMan is not a God Like figure, but rather a common ordinary man. the story of The Mosaic is not about the glorification of one, but the beauty of the many. the story is about how when we take time to get to know anyone, even what many would consider to be a lowly profession, a TrashMan, we see them differently. we see what they are really about. It is a story about the ordinary who are anything but ordinary.

The Mosaic highlights not the exulted, but the beauty of the Ordinaries. When we realize how beautiful it is that someone comes to our house every single week to take away our trash, how could we not marvel at the service and hold the TrashMan is the highest possible regard.

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    Visionary. Author. Magician. Mentor. Speaker.

    Daniel Levin walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar business, to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace.   His life has been a combination of incredible victories and massive defeats. He left the seminary one day before being ordained a Rabbi, and lived as a monk in a monastery for 10 years.  He has meditated every day for over 45 years. He has run a restaurant, a publishing house, a market, a meditation retreat, has owned and run a clothing company, a branding company and a coaching business.   He was the Director of Business Development at Hay House and led it’s growth from $3,000,000 to $100,000,000 in revenue over a 10 year time span.  He started DbL, by branding “the most anticipated hotel opening of the year 2013” according to USA Today, The Andaz Maui @ Wailea Resort and Spa. The book he wrote for them, The Ohana of Red Earth created a corporate culture of family not staff.   Levin is a rare blend of mystic and business guy. He is a storyteller and the beautiful story he weaves in his book, The Mosaic touches the hearts of people and soothes their souls. It is a story about loss and discovery, about seeing the things we can’t see, about knowing the value of every living thing, and about connection.   He is married to his soul mate who teaches him what it means to love and be loved. He is the father of a beautiful special needs daughter who teaches him that he is able to do far more than he ever thought possible; the step father of a handsome and fun loving teenage boy who helps him remember how powerful fear is; and a brilliant and beautiful teenage daughter who reminds him how important it is to live inside out; and #hashtag, their adorable and loving golden retriever who reminds him that life is all about play.   They live by the ocean feeling very blessed, loving others and helping people get what they want.