Let us take a moment to root our hearts
our minds, our bodies
in quiet and unity.
For we rush all week long …
We hurry, we busy,
We work, we work …
And we hold our breath …
Will everything get done …?
It will not.
So leave the toil behind
Breathe out the week …
And breathe in ShabbatShabbat is the Sabbath day, the Day of Rest, and is observed from Friday night through Saturday night. Is set aside from the rest of the week both in honor of the fact that God rested on the seventh day after creating the world. On Shabbat, many Jews observe prohibitions from various activities designated as work. Shabbat is traditionally observed with festive meals, wine, challah, prayers, the reading and studying of Torah, conjugal relations, family time, and time with friends.
Tonight – we are here
With the greatest work of Divine Creation –
Human to human.
Hand to hand.
Heart to heart.
The unity of our beloved humanity.
So in this quiet,
Let us find our breath
And listen for the oneness
Listen for the uniting of human to human
Listen for the pumping of heart to heart
Listen for the caring of story to story
Listen for the seeing beyond skin and stature
Listen for the birthing of new worlds, new ways.
This is the unity of our beloved humanity.
We are all neighbors united across the generations,
Siblings united across land and sea …
Children united across earth and sky …
And we have been given the most precious task:
To unite as one with love.