Rabbi Jim Bennett
Shabbat always comes just in time, bringing a moment in time when we need it most, if only we will use it.nThis year, Elul seems to have come just in time, bringing a month during which we may, if we take advantage of the opportunity, catch our breath and prepare for the new year.
In our frantic pace, we pause.
In the race to the finish line, we slow and reflect.
Popular culture reminds us of this all the time:
"Stop and smell the roses."
"I couldn't see the forest for all the trees."
"Be like the tortoise, not the hare."
We know that we should breath, look around, pause to be grateful, appreciate what we have....and yet we rush from one thing to the next, For today's Elul meditation, a meditation for this Shabbat in Elul, I offer the following: