Counting the Omer – Day 28
Barukh ata Adonay, Eloheinu, melekh ha’olam, asher kid’shanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu al sfirat ha-omer.
Blessed are You, Adonay our God, ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with mitzvot and gives us this opportunity to count the Omer.
Today is day twenty-eight which is four weeks of the Omer. Hayom yom esrim ve shmone she hem arba’a shavuot laOmer.
Today is Malkhut be Netzakh, majesty within power, nobility within victory
Because when I do the things I set out to do, then I win. I am being one of a nation of priests, of chosen people, and when achieved, that can be something truly noble. It’s not a matter of being born Jewish. That chosen-ness that causes so many issues – to me, it’s something to strive for. God says, “be holy; be noble; do the right thing.” The task is ridiculously hard. Me? I can barely remember to pack a lunch! I barely manage to accomplish anything I set out to do, and I’m kind of slow at that. The commandment remains, however. “Be holy. Be noble in the God-sense of the word. Be like Me.” So, I try again, and hope this day, I can find the nobility within victory that doing the right thing brings.
Today, we win when we practice being as noble as God, even if we don’t always succeed.