Comment on this
A Message For The New Year
by Eddy Robey
AT ROSH HASHANA . . .
When it is the custom to ask forgiveness from any we may
It is a time to bring sweetness into our hearts, the
season of forgiveness and new beginnings.
During the last year, we have seen each other at our best
and worst. Through celebrations and mourning, we stood
together, as companions and witnesses.
As we view our relationships, let us ask not if we were
wrong, but only if we have given offense. Perhaps our
actions were reasonable and our intentions good, but we
have caused pain, however inadvertently.
Now is the hour for faith and a gentle spirit. Let go of
the guilt and grudges. Ask and grant the pardon we seek
If I have harmed anyone, please forgive me. It is my
prayer that we face our NewYear together in peace. May
the words written of us in the book of life be kind ones.
What will there be to say when life is done?
Will there be any monument to end,
The chronicle of our brief hours? If one
Thing may be told, some little tale to lend
Gentleness to the memory of how
We passed our years,then life may be worthwhile.
Is there a kindness we may do right now?
Small, but caring, act to cause a smile
Upon another face. Then do it soon,
Before the moment passes. Every chance
Is brief. Our days are as the changing moon,
All aspects quickly gone. Oh, let our glance
Fall upon each other,and see the ways
We may speak love, before we end our days
Copyright 2001 Eddy Robey
These are excerpts from
Not Just Chicken Soup.
in Motion] [Store]