I was recently in an underground hot spring with tunnels leading in various directions. It was pretty dark, and it wasn’t always intuitive which way to go. But one passageway led to an opening bathed in light. I was drawn to it, and soon I found myself embraced by the sun.
There are times in life when we just don’t know which way to turn, and it’s easy to become disoriented.
What do we do? We find the small rays of light and head toward them.
The light could be a friend.
The light could be music.
The light could be a smile.
The light could be a cherished memory.
The light could be our community.
The light could be a prayer.
And keep in mind: the light will come – and it will go. So we seek it out again, even for just a moment in time, because that light at the end of the tunnel becomes the beginning of tomorrow.
With love and Shalom,
Rabbi Zach Shapiro