A happy belated Lag Ba’Omer to all! One thing though, don’t forget to keep counting sfirah! (Of ALL days, I almost missed it on LAG. How silly!)
Yes, it’s been ages, and much has been going on but why spread your thoughts in the blogosphere if you can share them in person? I’ll tell you why! Because sometimes you can do BOTH.
Now that I’m here it’s hard to put what I’m trying to get across into words (which is normal. How can we fit the praises of the L-rd into words? So pathetically finite.)
The thing is, everything in this world is an opportunity to learn and grow. Some of us gloss by these life experiences without realizing that gems of wisdom are hidden within, and just move on without getting the point. And others of us move down life’s path grabbing at all these moments and losing patience with ourselves that we aren’t getting ALL of them.
But Hashem gives us the exact opportunities that we need, and custom-creates each of our paths to maximize our potentials. IF we want it.
Who wouldn’t want to be great?
And if anyone thinks that they missed the boat, have sunk too low, and can’t climb out of their hole, they should just know that they’re not alone. Hashem rules the world, and He PROMISED that every Jew has a place waiting just for him(or her) in the world to come. He can pull us up from the depths if we ask.
I heard an awesome shiur this week by Rabbi Kelemen – he said that Hashem created each Jew to be like a coal. We may just be sitting there like a rock, but if you blow on us, we BURST INTO FLAME, and can light up the world!
So here’s to being honest with ourselves, not just about our shortcomings, but also about our strengths and the ways we can contribute to the world and spread the glory of G-d, so that we can, together with His help, drag ourselves out of the exile and into the ultimate redemption!
Rock and roll!