How do we decide to be who we are meant to be?
Are we to unfurl a scroll and walk the length of our ancestors?
Are we to go forth, like Abraham is the first patriarch and the father of the Jewish people. He is the husband of Sarah and the father of Isaac and Ishmael. God's covenant - that we will be a great people and inherit the land of Israel - begins with Abraham and is marked by his circumcision, the first in Jewish history. His Hebrew name is Avraham. to Canaan?
Or stay behind, like The quintessential Jewish leader who spoke face to face with God, unlike any other prophet, and who freed the people from Egypt, led them through the desert for forty years, and received the Torah on Mt. Sinai. His Hebrew name is Moshe. who arrived just shy of the Promised Land?
No matter our steps
No matter how measured or unsure
Let the desert and its mystery
Wrap us in a Greater Knowing
That our selves, like our ancestors, are bound up in the journey
And that with every twist and turn,
G-d, and we, too
Resiliently and revealingly