As we round out this month of many celebrations, let us turn to the Jewish tradition of Yom Kippur; the day of Atonement marking the end of the Days of Awe in the Jewish calendar. While we do not all hold one common idea on how our actions impact any here-afters we may experience, our faith aims to affirm this life; it’s joys and sorrows, it’s struggles and it’s striving, our acts of goodness and those times in which we have fallen short of our higher calling.
Today, let us take some of the water from our water communion earlier this month and lay down guilt and shame, knowing that for every sin there is a greater mercy. May we welcome that mercy into our hearts.
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