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Oh what a wonderful day today is, we can again celebrate creation from the lowest levels, the earth, the grass, to the highest levels of creation; namely humans. We are in a middle ground, under us we have many different animals, beasts of the world. We have creations above us as well, the messengers of Hashem, the angels. We are at a crossroad, who do we become? Do we become like instinctive animals whose mere actions are based on a culmination of minute like responses, with no evaluations whatsoever. Or do we become like angels who’s ultimate actions are sourced to their creator, who’s every move is tapped into the gratitude of the one above, wisdom and warmth are their very nature as being God-like. Shabbos we can be those angels, human angels, our life can be painted as an honorable existence of God’s creation and we can feel the vitality of being in our true essence and home. Shabbat Shalom!
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It may get confusing when we are confronted with multiple issues at once, and we might want to accomplish many or even all of these lofty thoughts but, we are restricted by are humanness. The Mishnah in Avos says, speak little and do a lot and is also discussing how we should act in general. We don’t have to do all we have in our minds as long as the doing is more than the discussion about the doing. We all have wonderful thoughts and so elevating at times, it can be overbearing to try to get them all done. At these crossroads, we can follow the Mishnah by doing more than these thoughts, in essence stop thinking and pick a thought and act on it and build a lifestyle with this mindset. Sometimes we get on a direction which has more action than thought, this is good but, remember without the thoughts behind these actions, we will begin to lack the essential heart that is needed of a God-fearing Jew. Good Shabbos!