Here’s a follow up to the last Torah Minute.
We saw how we can get involved in something really important?
And lose sight of why we’re doing it.
… It’s something that can happen to each and every one of us.
Because there’s something we all get very “into”.
And even if I don’t know you?
I know you’re into it.
We’re all very busy.
Work. Car pools. Meetings. Little League Games. School plays.
And then there’s sports and entertainment.
(“I saw a cartoon with this fellow about to click his remote.
And he says to his wife, “Anything you wanted to say to me before the season starts”?)
… All of these things (except for the guy in the cartoon!) are fine.
Most are very important.
But there’s a big danger.
We get so busy living?
That we forget why we’re living!
Forget to even think about the meaning of life.
And can easily lose sight of our priorities.
… I read a book by two marriage counselors.
They were writing about something that really surprised them.
And really disturbed them.
They found that very often, surprisingly early in married life?
The magic starts wearing off. It’s just not the same any more.
And they thought a big part of it had to do with how busy our lives have become.
That we don’t even have time to talk to our spouses!
So here’s the idea they came up with.
“Pick a 24 hour period. No work. Don’t even talk about work. No matter what!
And spend time together”.
Does that sound familiar?
Because we’ve known about it for 3000 years!
… It amazes me.
Experts look for ways to address challenges of life in the 21st century.
And what do they come up with?
Have a great Shabbat. And try to make this one a little more special.
All the best,