Omer Day 36: Love of Commitment

Hesed of Yesod – Love of Commitment

When she first offered to do my dishes, I did not think much of it. Scraping bits of food off soapy plates might seem disconnected from yesod, commitment, but I have since learned that love often emerges through unexpected corridors. 

Sometimes, the most sacred acts of love appear through the most mundane of household chores: washing all the dirty bowls in the sink, sweeping the kitchen floor, or making the bed. Strengthening commitment of love often quietly develops from tasks we consider unholy. Going grocery shopping, walking the dog, shoveling snow. Weeding the garden, paying bills, cooking dinner. Having the pleasure and benefit of another person wading alongside you through day-to-day necessities is usually taken for granted. 

On this day of the Omer, Hesed of Yesod, let us take a minute to bless these moments of soft, unremitting love. Let us bless the connection between love and commitment as we bless the marriage of dustpan and broom, soap and sponge, salt and ice.    

Image by D’vorah Horn from her set of Omer Practice Cards (2016).

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