Monday, November 6, 2017

A "mensch meditation" - invocation for Board meeting at Temple Beth-El Las Cruces on October 19, 2017

Eternal God, You have shown us what is good and
what it is to do good.
   Be our strength when we commit ourselves to honesty in a world that may not always appreciate the truth.
  Be our beacon when we try to pursue an ethical standard of behavior that is based on integrity and decency when some people in our world may have lost their way.
  Be our inspiration when we seek to be considerate and kind towards others and may our kindness spread throughout our community and beyond.
  Be our guide when we apply all that we have learned about living with people to approach everyone in a spirit of fairness and justice.
   Be our support when we seek forgiveness and when we forgive others so that all may know inner peace and wholeness.
   Be our mentor when we seek to share what we have, so that we will give unselfishly, with consistency, and without hesitation, no matter where we may be or what we are doing.
   Be our teacher when we discover that there are rewards that will come our way when we act with humility and when our words and actions are the result of thoughtful deliberation.
   Be our hope, encouraging us to always live up to our own aspirations for the many ways in which we can improve ourselves and the world.

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