Monday, March 14, 2005

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Where are you?

The answer should be, Modei Ani Lefanecha Melech Chai Vekayam (I offer thanks to you, Living and Eternal King), Shehechezarta Be Nishmati BeHemla Raba Emunasecha (for You have mercifully restored my soul within me, Your faithfulness is great).

Every morning we must make an honest assessment, where are we? Look in the mirror and say, 'Where am I'. Because in the beginning the answer isn't Modei Ani (I offer), it's this personal circumstance or that private issue or this excuse, it's the urgent versus the important.

When we come to a place that we're honest with ourselves, it doesn't matter where we are physically, emotionally, financially. We have to come to a place in ourselves where we speak truth in our heart. From there we can proceed. Only from there we can proceed.

Modei Ani, I offer, is where we have to reach every morning. We're not offering our finances, we're not offering our circumstances, we're offering the "I". I offer. I offer myself.

My faith. Emuna.

Henaini. As Avraham (Abraham) said when G-d called to him, Henanai (here I am).


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