Thursday, October 27, 2011
Five "Lunar Lessons" In Honor of the New Moon (Rosh Chodesh -Mar Heshvan)
Lunar lesson 1: We have no light of our own. At our best, we reflect the light of our Creator. At our worst, we conceal it almost completely.
Lunar lesson 2: The service of G-d depends on lots and lots of new beginnings.
Lunar lesson 3: Don't be afraid of the ups and downs, waxings and wanings. Even when your light grows dim, it is part of the process.
Lunar Lesson 4: We all look very luminous from a distance, get closer and you see the craters and wear and tear. And yet we are beautiful.
Lunar Lessons 5: There are times to be bigger and times to be smaller. It takes both great self-esteem and great humility to serve G-d.