The Four Cups

Found In: Parts of the Seder

Tags: four cups, Rabbi Yael Levy

It is time, the Infinite calls, Come
V’hotzati, I will take you out
V’hitzalti, I will deliver you to a new place
V’ga’alti, I will help you to transform
V’lakhati, I will take you into relationship
And you will know your beloved place amid the myriad of all life.  (exodus 6:6-7)
I can’t the soul cries,
I am so afraid.  
Of course you are, the infinite responds.
You have been in the narrow place for so very long
But I will lift you up,
So just for a moment you will see
            The expanse of possibilities,
Then you will decide what is more frightening
            To stay where you are
            Or to step out towards what might be.