WEEK 1: Making Our Kindness Right!
Day 2, April 5-6, 2015 [Read Psalm 119:9-16]
The energy of today is Discipline in Loving-Kindness, so just for today replace every critical thought with a thought of appreciation.
How necessary are those boundaries, defined with love. This is the essence of ‘tough love’, or parenting, or dog training (which I’m in the midst of). Personally, if I don’t remember to set those boundaries, to exercise restraint, I have a tendency to just give and give and give…and then end up exhausted, or frustrated. Self-care is discernment, well applied.
Blessings to all for careful self-care for this day of counting. Remembering, that, in the grand scheme of things, YOU count.
Rabbi Min Kantrowitz
Biblical Affirmation and Mediatations For
Everyday after sundown, starting from the second evening of Passover – until the night before (what we call) Pentecost; the following blessing is recited just prior to stating the count of the omer:
Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is Day 2 of the Omer.
After this blessing is affirmed and the count declared – it is tradition to recite this short prayer:
O Compassionate One! May Christ return for us the Service of the Temple to its Place, speedily and in Our time! AMEN.
STEP 3: READ PSALM 67
STEP 4: Read, Meditate and Live (1)Karen Berg’s Quote above and (2)The following Scriptures:
Scripture Verses For Day 2:
Exodus 29:46 (NASB) – They shall know that I am the Lord their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell among them; I am the Lord their God.
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.