Shalom Mishpahat Beit Or.
This past week was a test to many in various areas of their lives. Among the 13 attributes of God is, Compassion. When the command is to love our brother as ourselves that is not speaking of just comforting words, the command is to Love, love is to sacrifice. When one gives out of their plenty that is not sacrifice, sacrifice is when one gives from his lack from their little, whether it is time food, or even financial, we must emulate our God in His attributes of compassion.
We need to realize that time on earth is very short even if one lives 100 years in comparison to eternity it is not even a drop in the ocean. Let us respect and honor one another for we are made in the image of no other but God, we cannot take the appearance of God and act like the animals of the field, God did not promise the animal kingdom to make them Kings and priests only to those who follow him and act like Him.
Caring for others is only second to loving God with ALL our hearts. We must be active not passive in the world of crime, the world of hunger, immorality. If we do not speak now then when, if we do not act now then when, do not say tomorrow I shall do this or that, you may not have a tomorrow, we need to be doers today. If we do not put God first and His work above others maybe God will not be there for us when we are in need of HIM.
We must learn the fear of Adonai here and now, do not wait until judgement day, it might be to late. Be a person of integrity, love and care for others does build character.