Monday, October 03, 2005
I thought this article was particularly pertinent for the occasion.
Rosh HaShanah is the birthday of the world; as such it the annual chance to ensure that we are living up to G-d's expectations for us and His creation. Do we deemphasise our needs in preference to those of G-d? Do we grab every opportunity to set aside our own desires to bring happiness other human beings? Does our behaviour in private reflect the same high standards as those we exhibit in public? These things define who we are; they not only distinguish us from the animals, but validate G-d's decision to create the world in the first place. This is the theme of Rosh HaShanah — reawakening the G-d awareness in all of us that so fundamentally expresses the purpose of creation. So on Rosh HaShanah we crown God, paying homage to His majesty and limitless might through our renewed commitment to implementing His will with every act.
Let us celebrate our true human potential on Rosh HaShanah; may this be a year in which we take full advantage of every precious moment that G-d grants us.