There are many truths,
but none of them is Truth,
so the only answer is Love.
We must summon compassion
when we least think we can
and offer it to those
who think that we won’t.
For then bridges are built,
one person to another,
that will carry us all to Heaven.
Awareness of Your Love
–like the first morning light–
transforms the world around me.
From dark and isolation,
great fear and sinking unknown,
to a fullness where hope can abound.
It helps me stand up.
It lightens my load.
Makes dreams seem not so far away.
It gives me the courage
to pass on to others
the Love of Olam Ha’ba today.
Praying Shabbat brings shalom, and greater awareness of Gd’s Abiding Love, to us all, jen
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” —THOMAS MERTON
At every moment,
as the world unfolds,
Gd’s Love is there to hold us up.
It can carry us along,
and lighten our loads,
like boats become buoyant in water.
We need only be willing
to ignore our doubts and
surrender with faith in Gd’s Love.
What could have more value, at any moment in time, than the light and love of others who see the truth of who we are and who encourage us to climb, so that we might reach the potential Gd planted deep within?
When I stop and remember to measure my life by that standard, I’ve no doubt that I must be the richest person in this world!!!
Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth.
Apocrypha: Ben Sira 6:14-15.
Soul dancing up high where the skies are bright blue, beyond the grey clouds of injustice and gloom, in the joy of the Love, the revelation of Light, the Infinity where I wander when my soul takes flight. I dance though I’m crying — I can’t tell you why; my soul sometimes weeps over pain that’s not mine. I dance to the rhythm of Gd’s Eternal Tune. I dance as if my partner’s the most stunning full moon. I dance away worries, anxiety, and fear. I dance ’til I’m sure that the Angels can hear the pounding of my heart, louder than any drum. I dance ’til Gd tells me, “This soul dance is done.” Then I wander back down to this time and place, wondering if others can see on my face that I snuck far away to where I am Free. Soul Dancing in Infinity, my Gd and me.