November 20, 2018

A Moment in Time: Taking a Second Look

Dear all,
I found myself in front of a three way mirror the other day and took this funky panoramic shot with my phone. Contemplating the photo, I am reminded of just how important it is to be mindful of taking taking a second look at things.
Sometimes we are quick to jump to conclusions, often forgetting to give someone the benefit of the doubt.  But when we pause and look at something from another angle, insights unfold.
Judaism teaches that each of our biblical ancestors had a unique relationship with God.  The relationship is often compared to looking at a diamond: each surface reflects a different light.
What light do we receive?
What light do we emit?
What light do we hold?
And do we make a moment in time to perceive that light from different perspectives – allowing for the benefit of the doubt to transform into a divine connection?
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro