I’ve been in that place before, figuratively (and literally when I took the picture above on Tuesday evening). Being in that place is frustrating because it leaves us uncertain which way to go!!
Tuesday night when the light turned green, I drove forward. And, it seems to me, that’s also the only choice we have when we are in that place figuratively — we have to keep moving forward: learning, growing, being compassionate, fostering peace where there is discord, and building order from life’s chaos.
But not tonight, for tonight is Shabbat. And although the world might want us to live as if “the light” is always green and we should always be going . . . we were commanded to stop, to breathe, to BE . . . to appreciate what we have already accomplished, the blessings we have been given, and the people we have in our daily lives who provide us love and support.
Praying Shabbat brings us all more shalom, jen