A Moment in Time: Nurturing Light
I was recently at a ceremony where each participant received a candle. It was so windy, however, that it was nearly impossible to maintain the flames.
So people joined together, combining candles, with hopes to nurture the light together.
As the Jewish community approaches Yizkor, the time at the end of Passover (and other festivals) when we remember those who have died, we join with others to nurture the the lights of those we loved. We recite prayers, we share memories, and we rededicate our lives.
Whose light are you recalling?
How are you a legacy of their presence on earth?
Who are the people you will embrace along the way to increase the light?
How will you ensure that their memory does not become a lost moment in time?
As we nurture the light, we enable those who have died to live on through our acts of goodness.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro