*Many years ago I received a very unusual gift - a gift I did nothing to deserve. I never met the giver of this gift. It came anonymously. The unusual thing about this gift was that it continually changed. It keeps changing and growing, transforming and unfolding. With the passing of time, I now know and appreciate this gift much more than when I originally received it. Sometimes I love it; sometimes I don't. But one thing for sure - I really wish I knew more about the giver.
As we come ever closer to Rosh HaShanah, the head/beginning of our New Year, a time ripe with hope, expectation, and connection, we are all called to reflect on hurts we have caused, small and large, take responsibility for them to the extent we are able, apologize, and begin to take steps to heal the places where there has previously been a wound. The initiative for repair may begin in our own awareness, or it may come in response to a criticism or request for correction fro