Thursday, June 07, 2012

Parshat HaShavuah Be'halot'cha (Bemidbar/Numbers 8-12)


This week's parshah describes how Aharon, the high priest, would light the Menorah every day in the Tabernacle. The verse emphasizes that "Aharon did as was commanded" (Numbers 8:3). The commentators point out that this was a special praise of Aharon, in that he didn't divert from the prescribed method of lighting the Menorah.

The Ramban (Nachmanides) explains that the praise of Aharon is that even though the job could have been delegated to someone else, Aharon always did it himself - throughout the entire 40 years in the desert.

The Sfat Emet says that beyond this, Aharon lit the menorah, day in and day out, as if he was doing it for the very first time. 

How can you approach your writing in a fresh way this coming week?

1 comment:

Golden Orange Purple said...

"Aharon did as he was commanded".

In relationship to writing or other tasks in my daily life I believe that the duty should evolve of love of God of knowing the joy of fullfilling his commandment. Every morning becomes a rebirth of all encompassed love with God, a conection of unbreakable bonds of love, knowing that what you are doing is what God wants you to do. Once we know what God wants us to do everything else falls into place. We know that what God commands is of the highest importance of tasks to do for him. When focused on that I believe, the flow of thoughts will then pour on a page easily. Also setting a specific time, a serene place to write and a mind set of love and descipline is what I believe I need to do.

With all our modern day challenges it is not an easy task to make time for writing. But I must because it is what God commands me to do.

Thank you for "Lights Along the Way"