The earth refused to hold steady this week. For the first time in many months if not more than a year our cellphones went off warning of an imminent earthquake. The first large one struck the island of Miyakejima about 180 kilometers south west of Tokyo. In fact it’s jurisdiction still falls under the government of Tokyo. By the time the seismic waves reached us the only sensation I felt was a bit of rolling in my home.
Other shakers followed throughout the week with large ones in the Fukushima area, a 7.0 off the coast of the most norther part of Hokkaido, and one just last night on the tip of Chiba prefecture in Choshi. Way to close for comfort.
On top of all the shaking we have all the turmoil in Boston. Reading though the comments on some of the news websites, reflect such hatred. Where my physically body has been rocked by the constant movement of the earth, my soul was feeling the weight of unfolding events.
Now, it is Shabbat. It is a time to rest the physical and the spiritual. It is the time that has been given to us to recoup the spirit. A chance to shake off the troubles and reinvest in our faith. Our spirits our tried on a daily basis, use the time we have been given to reflect upon the week, and give thanks that we are still here.
shabbat shalom to all