Lev Emes: Heart of Truth (special edition)
“Let us reason together.” – Isaiah 1 :18
Monday May 18, 2020
As the pandemic garners attention, storing up its legacy across the ensuing months, the future must contain a seedling of hope, growing in the distant future. Yet, perhaps, the horizon is closer to our framework of expectation than we might think; therefore, we should allow ourselves some respite, stop holding onto anxieties and fears, and look forward to a time when we can admit to ourselves that this cocoon that enwraps us for the sake of reflection and rebirth, will soon give way to a butterfly, gently learning how to fly for the first time.
The darkness will lift, when we turn our hearts towards G-d. This is irrespective of the challenges that we face every day; in other words, He will be there within the midst of our nisyanos (trials). Although we may be limited in regard to past activities, restricted by necessary precautions, and isolated to some degree, the time is opportune for in depth reflection upon our lives. In this manner, we can move past our internal limitations, through self examination, and progressive awareness of our character flaws. We may surpass our former selves, by making a change for the better.