Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Sabbath” by Abraham Joseph Heschel.

Today I pray, “Dear God, Thank You for observances of our reverence to You. I delight in this peace. And I am at peace in this delight. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“Zion is in ruins. Jerusalem lies in the dust. All week there is only hope of redemption. But when the Sabbath is entering the world, man is touched by a moment of actual redemption; as if for a moment the spirit of the Messiah moved over the face of the earth.”

People look to be redeemed. We grow. We adapt. We expand. And the redemption is a change, too. It is a good-feeling balance and clarity. It is an opportunity for healing, for forgiveness, for seeing the inner Divine light and goodness in others… and in ourselves. This is a moment from which to begin. And it is something to which we may return, so we may begin again.


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