Counting the Omer – Day 47
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 forty seven, which is six weeks and five days of the Omer. Hayom yom arbaim ve sheva she hem shisha shavuot ve hamisha yammim laOmer.
Today is Hod be Malkhut, gratitude within majesty, humility within nobility.
Malkhut, the embodiment of majesty, the emulation of God’s leadership, the work to be holy, to be noble, to be a guide and a ruler, it’s not easy and it’s not always fun. “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”, as the saying goes. Or to quote from a more Jewish source, “yes, we’re the chosen people…but God, can’t you chose someone else for a change?” So, near the end of the Omer count, we are presented with a challenge – be grateful for it. Be grateful for the responsibilities thrust upon you. Be grateful for the tasks you need to accomplish. Be grateful for the people who depend on you. It’s no easy task.
Today, we are grateful for the challenges that are part of attempting to be noble