Short Idea- Parshat Ekev 5782💡
Speech and Encouragement
After Tisha B’av💔 we begin to read seven special haftarot which speak of prophecies about the final redemption. They are called the seven special parshas of comfort❤️. In addition, the special parshas that we read during this time of year are filled with Moshe Rabeinu’s words of faith and encouragement; reminding us of our special, eternal relationship with Hashem💥. I remember once🤔 a chevruta of mine in Shomria said that the book of Devarim was his favorite book of the Torah due to this- the amazing way that Moshe gives chizuk, encouragement, to Am Yisrael. The words of faith and encouragement🔥 which a tzadik gives over in his teachings stays with us forever.
How can we bring this more into our lives? How can we also feel this today? In addition to learning these parshas with an open heart and mind, we too can also share words of faith and encouragement. Our speech has a lot of power. We all have words from our heart that can lift someone else up. We have light to share💖. When we share faith and encouragement, when we say a compliment or a good word to someone else, it can really help them and have an impact on them. Sometimes we have no idea💡 what good can come from the words we express.
The 12th step of the 12 step program teaches: Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principles in all our affairs. We all have a message of faith and healing that we can share with others.
Shabbat Shalom 🕯️🕯️