When one individual unbeknownst to the community dies alone the greatest of leadership mourns them. What a great statement we read from the one true book the Torah/Bible. One individual can change the world and one’s death can make it stay the same as well. G-D brings life into every one of us individually and the loss of one life is therefore not to be taken lightly. Just something to think about during this crime spree and Corona-virus Pandemic.
There might never have been a time when we all need a bit more “basic faith”. While others have their path set in tradition other more basic routes to G-D must be opened up as well. Basic ideals of appreciation and respect of every human life because they are made in the image of G-D should be the pillars of such a movement. Basic faith would keep prayers simple and maybe even someways more direct because they come from the heart and soul rather then a more deeply worded prayer book. Basic faith should never attempt to ridicule or replace those who keep more traditional elements but just be another branch for those who are not even climbing. Basic faith is needed because no matter where someone is in their journey it’s important that they have some foundation to stand and kneel on.
Before you and I press this button let’s hit the “thank you” one 1st. For once we realize what we have and what we’ve been given the finger for complaint will be a whole lot sore. Don’t worry you’re not the 1st or the last to want to press the C button for my tribe continued to do it even after all the miracles G-D bestowed on them after leaving Egypt and this tradition remains today. A matter of fact I fear before November 3rd many will voice their complaints so loud that we could be in a much worse place in the following year. That is the history of complaints Vs thank you the more one uses the C word the more one usually regrets it later. We might want to change things a bit but complaining constantly makes us forget the greatness we came from … and then we’ll have something to truly complain about.
A friend of mine took a turn for the worse with the Covid and due to his underlying pre-conditions I believed only a miracle could bring him back. I told G-D that if my friend came back I would buy a set of Tefillin (a Jewish Ritual prayer item) and when his conditions worsened I doubled that order. Suddenly out of know where his conditions did improve. I started looking around for that Tefillin but after awhile my interest dampened for this expensive item until a deer on the road decided to land on my car. I knew then and now that you don’t mess with the one upstairs. So 2 Teffillin are on the way and thank G-D my friend is almost back to normal.
I march in-between one side and the other as I hope to pick up the straddlers left behind. For I try to focus on the pivotal points most will agree on without leaning all the way to one or the other side. Many points of contention can be argued till hell freezes over without any one side seeing or feeling the other and leaving most walking away back into their camps. If it’s this or nothing at all I find the spot where it’s still something that honestly is important as well. That is why I proudly march in-between as my path to faith hopefully leads others to take this walk as well.