A call from behind the wall
The segregation wall Beyond its physical stature, it symbolized the invisible barriers within us – biases, indifference, and selective recognition.
The sacred verses rejected such divisions. Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 10:17-19) reminded us of divine impartiality, questioning our actions that perpetuated segregation and ignored the cries of the oppressed. This wasn’t a plea for equality but a call to align our deeds with divine teachings.
Examining these events as a non-Jew, non-Israeli, I sensed impurity not from evil but from our collective failure to embrace compassion. The scriptures didn’t advocate blind allegiance to a state; they urged a state of the heart, where recognition transcended boundaries, empathy dissolved walls, and love conquered hate.
This challenge resonated universally. It urged us to assess our reactions, words, and beliefs in the face of injustice. Amidst the whispers of autumn winds through those walls’ cracks, a reminder echoed: reassess, reflect, and align our hearts with a divine wisdom devoid of divisions.
Reflecting on Social media reflections
Who embodies God’s people? (Isaiah 56:6-7) reveals truth: God’s people, beyond borders, embrace justice, mercy, and humility. Chosen are those living justly and compassionately, seeing the divine spark in all.
Amid news of political callousness, where leaders ignore cries for justice, scriptures reflect divine principles versus human actions. A challenge: Do our reactions align with Tanach’s wisdom amid news and social media?
Reflecting on awaiting the Messiah, recent events shift perspective. Idolizing politics over the divine warns against misplaced trust (Isaiah 2:22). Will hearts, entangled in politics, recognize the Messiah? The Tanach warns of misunderstanding His purpose, risking crucifixion again.
Waiting isn’t just physical; it’s spiritual readiness. Cultivate hearts guided by love, justice, and compassion. Amid turmoil, true calling means embodying these virtues, recognizing shared humanity, and awaiting the Messiah with hearts tuned to justice, transcending politics for a world of peace.