November 19, 2018

A Moment in Time: Nurturing Light that is Eclipsed by Darkness

Dear all,
Last Saturday night presented us with one of the most brilliant moons I had seen in a long time.  But it was cloudy. This is the photo of that full moon eclipsed by clouds.
I happened to snap this as I was commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the first gay rights protests in our times (Black Cats Tavern and Black Cats Protest).
I think about all the people on earth whose identities have been hidden behind darkness.  All the light, all the talent.
Each of us has a light of goodness in our souls.  And each of us has faced a time when that light was compromised.
Let this photo of the hidden moon be a reminder to us all that at even the darkest moment in time:
Our light exists.
Our light is good.
Our light can change the world.
Our light will pierce the darkness.
Our light is there, even when we can’t easily express it.
With love and shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro