Meloch Al Kol HaOlam Kulo: Heaven & Earth
This picture of Pena, Portugal reminds me of how I often picture God’s Palace, high above the earth. Yet, our prayers speak, not of the glory of the heavens, but of God’s Presence here on earth:
“Reign over the entire universe in Your glory; be exalted over all the world in Your splendor, reveal Yourself in the majestic grandeur of Your strength over all the dwellers of Your inhabited world. Let everything that has been made know that You are its Maker, and let everything with life’s breath in its nostrils proclaim, ‘God, the Lord of Israel, is King, and His Kingship rules over everything.”
Our heads should not be in the clouds on Rosh Hashanah. Our job is not to declare God as King in the Heavens, but here on earth; “Your inhabited world.” Rosh Hashanah is our opportunity to create Heaven on Earth.
When we set our goals for the coming year in the Heavens, striving to live as the holy and righteous, we are attempting to reach that palace on the mountain top. We will lose everything we gained immediately upon returning to earth; our daily lives.
We must focus our goals for the coming year for “Your inhabited world,” right here, practical and accessible.
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