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.”
—ABRAHAM JOSEPH HESCHEL
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.