As I was sitting at my computer yesterday afternoon, I found myself in a state of brain freeze. I could not think of anything to write about for these Reflections. All I could think about was our Houston Astros. Then, it came to me. . .
In the first passage of this week’s Torah portion, God commands Abraham in the following way: “Lech Lecha – Go Forth,” and with faith and a vision for the future, Abraham paves a path that is beyond anything he could have imagined. Abraham’s bold and independent steps become central to an unfolding drama that remains a blessing to all humanity.
It may seem trivial but bold efforts are often central to the establishment of a strong sense of community. Whether it is a sense of religious community (like we share at HCRJ) or the collective pride we share in our beloved Astros, blessings become bountiful whenever we celebrate together.
Win or lose, we (the loyal followers of this talented team) feel blessed by how they have been able to galvanize Houston by providing us with a collective sense of pride and hope. Whatever one’s religious affiliation maybe, the entire City of Houston has the words of Torah on our lips this week. “Lech Lecha – Go Forth” Astros!!!!