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(c) Menachem Creditor
keep working your own heart.
open yourself to the next flower,
the next breeze,
the next person you see.
take a moment.
perhaps ask the flower what it needs,
ask the person what she needs.
(dare you ask yourself what you truly need?)
don't worry so much about the way to God.
if you can open yourself to another,
the way to God will reveal itself
that much more clearly.
Feb 16, 2017
© Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Feb 12, 2017
Powerful moment yesterday in shul:
"Rabbi, I get why some people have a hard time with hard-hitting sermons. We leave feeling more deeply. And that hurts. We leave with a burden. But we need it. It's what we need."
One take-away among many: We, members in socially engaged faith communities, must love each other well and fully, so that pain (real, important, global, calling) has a #soulcushion strong enough to absorb, a heart resilient enough to smile at the world we're together building (while also collectively crying/raging at the world we're experiencing).
Love is as real as pain, and exponentially stronger - once exposed to the air and shared freely.
Feb 9, 2017
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Feb 2, 2017
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