Rabbi Sharon Brous describes a Rabbinic tradition which we invite you to do . Carry two pieces of paper around in your pockets or handbag today.
The first one reads:
“I am but dust and ashes”
That is to say: It’s not all about me. I can’t control this, I can’t do this on my own.
The second piece of paper reads:
“For my sake the world was created”
Which means, it’s true I can’t do everything but I can do some things. I can forgive, I can love, I can show up, I can protest, I can be part of this conversation.
Reflect on these two messages in your journal.