Call To Gather Days Of Awe

Leah Ongiri

This is the season of repair.
A time to reflect
on how we might endure  
when life tears at us.

We are held by the great Book of Life,
in which it is written that we will inevitably
face deprivation and discomfort.
Longing and forgiveness.  
Each among us must contemplate our own place in it all.

As those of us in relationship with Judaism
mark the High Holy Days,
our hearts fill with
hope and fear,
turning and settling,
mystery and agency,
accountability and acceptance.

Let us gather today in somber celebration
of our shared humanity and
our personal power.

Come, let us worship together!

An apple, two pomegranates, and a small jar of honey with a label printed in Hebrew.