May we merit to also speak when appropriate and be silent when appropriate….
We are not trying to escape this world, but rather to engage it. We are not to reconcile ourselves to a future world or alternate reality that is more blissful or more loving. We are enjoined to ground ourselves in compassion and justice and from that realization, work and struggle to pull the world towards a more perfected place.
For all of those who don’t abandon. Who make a promise to be with, to hold to stand for and up. May the Source of Life strengthen the hands of those who seek to undo suffering and pain. May we be a source of inspiration to one another as the Dark Days approach.
Children are the most obvious blessing we can witness, the most inspiring challenge we can accept and the most profound promise we can make to the Universe.
Rabbi David Ingber at West End Presbyterian Church on November 21, 2012
We pray for that day, when all of G-d‘s children will know they are chosen. Chosen to live lives of holiness and sacred attunement to the One Who Is Beyond All Nationalities and Beyond All Labels.