Living a Well-Lived Life – Even in the Midst of
the Worst Three Weeks of the Year
Posted June 27, 2013/19 Tammuz 5773
It is all part of the Creator’s Plan – like ‘summer and winter’, ‘seed-time and harvest’, and a ‘time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing’.
This is the season each year when we have to be reminded that it is all about His Kingdom, not about our will being done ‘on earth as it is in our opinion’.
This is the season we get reminded once again that it is about His Wisdom, not our poison-fruit polluted sense of what is ‘good’ and ‘evil’, right’ and ‘wrong’, ‘fair’ and ‘unfair’, ‘just’ and ‘unjust’, and ‘moral’ and ‘immoral’.
And this is the season we get reminded that He is both a Wise King and the Fairest of Ten Thousand Bridegrooms – and that He is those things, and so much more, even in the midst of the three week period of peril we spend each year ‘between the straits’.
Will we esteem His Rod and His Staff to be enough for us? That is the real question that is posed by the annual period of three weeks ‘between the straits’.
– The Rabbi’s son