Monday, April 23, 2007

Counting the Omer Day 20 - 2 weeks, 6 days

Today is Yesod she b'Tiferet - a day of foundation in a week of compassion.

Many visualizations of foundation are seen in images of solidity and firmness--huge, thick tree roots or a dense concrete or earthen slab that serves as a base for a house. These images anchor us to a place, seemingly immobile. But we need to have some give on our path, some bounce to our step as we walk our path of life.

Having a solid foundation of faith is good, but without the softening that comes with tolerance and compassion, that foundation will become brittle and break.

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