[Sorry for the gap in Omer reflections – you can find them all here: Spirituality on Jewishand.org – here’s the latest…]
Hod in Gevurah – awe in our smallness, in power and rigor.
To recognize humbly the power that we wield often unknowingly brings greater wisdom to our actions. A small lack of consideration may have massive unknown negative impacts, and a small exercise of effort may make a difference far beyond our energy applied.
We can be easily humbled when we take note of the dramatic effect of a kindness offered to a stranger, or the outpouring of gratitude when we visit someone ailing or in need.
Adding a sense of awe to our own effect deepens our thoughts and actions.
Happy and thoughtful continued Omer Counting to all!