LECH – LECHA

 

The third section of the Book of Genesis begins with the chronicle of Abraham, who was selected by G-d to found the Jewish Nation, and instructs him to settle in the Promised Land.

G-d said to Abram “Go” (12:1)

Although Abraham’s accomplishments in spreading the Divine message had been impressive, they had been limited by the fact that he was speaking only from his personal convictions and reasoning.

All this changed when G-d spoke to Abraham, His first words to him were literally “go to you,” meaning, “go to your true higher self, the self that you could never reach on your own.” Through these words, G-d made Abraham into a person who could progress beyond his own capabilities.

As we saw, the Flood introduced into the world the possibility to correct wrongdoing and remake our lives even after committing that what would appear otherwise as fatal mistakes. Now, when G-d told Abraham to “go, to you,” He made it possible for us to not only return to our original selves but to “return” to our authentic selves – the selves we never knew existed, constantly uncovering new and infinitely higher vistas of our innate Divine personality and connection with G-d

Have a great Shabbat and successful meaningful week ahead.