Friday, July 11, 2008

Fastening the pegs

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Friday night--the quiet Sabbath night which leads into the Sabbath day has settled over Israel.
Shabbat shalom to you all, Sabbath peace.
From the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, of righteous memory; words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman:

Ways of Peace
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Our mission in life is not to shake up the world but to fasten its pegs. Not to climb to the heavens and holler and roar, but to walk softly on the ground. Not to create a storm but rather a dwelling, an earthly home for the essence of G-d.
If a storm is needed, so it shall be. As for us, we will continue on our path, the path of Torah, solidly planted on the earth. A path of pleasantness and peace, bringing order to chaos step by step, until all the boundlessness of the Infinite Light is arranged firmly in our world.

15 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

may peace be with us all

Your EG Tour Guide said...

If only we would all live y those words.
May you live in peace too, Dina. ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Thank you Dina for your words of wisdom. I am glad with the peaceful meaning of the message. Thanks for your visit Shabbat shalom!

nonizamboni said...

Dina, thank you for sharing this Sabbath message of peace--along with such a beautiful photo.
'...we continue on our path...'

Louise said...

Shabbat Shalom. Happy Sabbath. My favorite time of the week, Friday evening.

Michelle said...

Beautiful...I wish peace for all..

Louis la Vache said...

This is a beautiful post, Dina.

The D in D & T said...

the first line of that quote is so inspirational, and it matches your gorgeous photo beautifully. thank you :)

Kay said...

This is very beautiful, Dina. Very special words for everyone of every faith.

dot said...

That's really beautiful!

Tipper said...

Such a nice message of peace.

Andrea said...

Beautiful post.

JC said...

Beautiful post. Shabbat Shalom to you. JC

Louis la Vache said...

Dina, "Louis" had to stop by for two reasons - one to look at and read once again this post - it is, in his opinion, one of the best you've done.

The other reason is to thank you for your visits and comments. In our wedding at the church, we also celebrated the Eucharist. For the Eucharistic prayer, we used one based on the ancient Kiddush prayer.

"Louis" thought you might be interested in those other links...

Petrea said...

A perfect photo and a perfect post. Thank you for spreading the word, Dina.