Monday, September 28, 2009

Yom Kippur Wisdom

Today’s marathon Yom Kippur services left me in sensory overload as I try to process all I heard, saw, felt, and even tasted at the end. Here are just a couple of quotes from our Rabbi Esther’s sermon that made me think:

Forgiveness means giving up our hopes for a better past.

A grandmother was overheard telling her young grandchild: You have to make mistakes. It’s how we learn compassion for others.


Blogger karen said...

Hi Barbara.Thanks for sharing the wisdom of Rabbi Esther, as ever, and your thoughts on Yom Kippur. One doesn't have to be Jewish to contemplate the very same things - you always make me think x

3:39 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Amen to that!

11:39 AM  
Blogger Merle Sneed said...

Ah, the hope for a better past ruins many a present and future.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

I do love your Rabbi Esther. Who knew how great she would be?

9:05 PM  

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