As I was sitting at my computer moments ago, I found myself in a state of brain freeze. I could not think of a single topic to write about. 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.
So too it is with our beloved Astros. Each step they in the unfolding drama of the American League Championship Series is a blessing to our city. 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 may be, the entire City of Houston has the words of Torah on our lips this week. “Lech Lecha – Go Forth” Astros!!!!