November 20, 2018

A Moment in Time: Choosing the Right Words

Dear all,
I was recently visiting a family whose matriarch died following an illness.  As they poured over photos, they came across a slip of paper with wisdom the woman had jotted down at some point during her life.
The three questions moved me incredibly, and I can’t stop thinking about them.
Relationships aren’t always easy (personal as well as political – especially in our world today).  But if we take a moment in time to choose the rights words before we speak, perhaps we can navigate to a better place:
1) Is it kind?
2) Does it improve on silence?
3) Is it necessary?
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro