Yesterday was Yom Kippur, the day of atonement for Jews world wide. I fasted and went to synagogue, the kids stayed home from school. To me, Yom Kippur is about making each of us a better person individually so that the world becomes a better place for all. If we all work a little bit on becoming more kind, respectful, and peaceful to the earth and fellow human beings then the world will become a more kind, respectful, and peaceful place to live.
The cantor, during his sermon, mentioned fasting as a way to jolt us, wake us up from the sleepy way we go about life and to make us ready for change. It was amazingly similar to the “current of life” metaphor I used in my last posting. Coincidence? I think not.