It’s the Thought That Counts.
Moses struck the rock instead of speaking to it.
The fault was not in the gesture, but in the feelings that led him to do it:
“Because you do not have enough confidence in Me to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, for this reason, you do not lead this group to the land that I gave you.”
“Confidence” would have meant talking instead of hitting, in sanctifying God with speech instead of committing a violent act.
When events overtake us, panic can lead us to want to dominate reality, objects or people.
The cure for panic is trust, trust in God; trust that we are ready to follow through with our choices until the end. To stay proud and to do good, whatever the consequences.
Our actions are dedicated to those of the creative word, not violence.
We have the ability to make water come out from a rock in the desert by speaking to the rock.
Our reward is to enter the land of Israel.
And our greatest achievement is to have sanctified God by showing the world that our way is not a path of war, nor a way of submission, but a way of building for the good of humanity.
Thank you for this year together.
R. Jordi Gendra Molina, M Ling., M.H.L.
ללמוד מן העבר. לחיות את ההווה. לעבוד בשביל העתיד
Learning from the past. Living the present. Working for the future