DAY 28 – A Cause Worth Fighting For
The High Holy Days are rapidly approaching – just one short day away. The Shofar has been blowing every day of Elul. Are we prepared for the Days of Awe or are we still warring within? Are we fighting the GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH or are we fighting to STAY JUST THE WAY WE ARE?
Have we done the hardwork of repentance and reconciliation or are we still waiting for someone else to make the first move? Has the blast of the Shofar weakened our stony hearts, loosened the bitter roots and brought us to a broken and contrite spirit?
L-rd have mercy. The call to Teshuvah has been ringing loud and clear. Let us consider where we are on the journey home:
1. Stop the behavior (sin, attitude)
2. Regret the sin
3. Confess the sin
4. Resolve never to do it again
STEP FOUR: RESOLVE (To remove all excuses and options for hardness of heart from your mind)
Beginning again, with a fresh resolve in the heart to do things differently:
- Reconnects us to our Creator
- Heals the soul and
- Repairs the world
Even if your efforts have been futile in the past, never weary of trying. Learn from the past mistakes, and start all over again wiser than before. Tikkum O’lam (The Healing of the World) is a worthy cause. It is Hashem’s cause.
DON’T GIVE UP – YESHUA HAS NOT.
Hebrews 4:14-16 | 14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.