Are our choices too small in the grand scheme of things to matter, or does every single action make a difference?
Perhaps because of the spiritual / religions traditions I was raised in -- Catholicism, Witchcraft, Judaism -- I have always known, in a deep, unshakable place, that all actions toward tikkun olam, toward healing the world, make a difference. (It took longer to learn that it is not up to me to do this by myself. Whew!)
So the two things that came to me on First Day were this:
- That what we were all talking about, in that thread in the vocal ministry, is tikkun olam;
- and that:
"It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work; neither are you free to desist from it." (Pirkei Avot / Ethics of the Fathers 2:21)