“And the LORD said to him, “Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and groan over all the abominations that are committed in it. And to the others he said in my hearing, “Pass through the city after him, and strike. Your eye shall not spare, and you shall show no pity. Kill old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women, but touch no one on whom is the mark. And begin at my sanctuary.” So they began with the elders who were before the house.” – Ezekiel 9:4-6
My mark has been left on mankind since its inception. From the day Lucifer shattered the heavens with his abominations, until now, I have always planned for mankind to repair it. I have set My seal upon the righteous and they shall be gathered unto Me.
I know where every piece of you is. You must come to Me to find them and enter My Gate.
For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. – 1 Peter 1:18, 19
No one enters through the Gate except those I have called. Not one. Not one is there without my willing it. Every particle brings a cause and effect. Everything done is to bring a cause, which will one day repair the world.
When you stop living locally, you will start living infinitely.
Never mind about worthiness. If you consider the larger picture, you’ll see every particle has its part. Each called to order, according to their gifts.
Their choices are irrelevant in their choosing. Another’s affect on the other is enough to undo a lifetime of poor choosing. It is the gift inside, which matters most to Tikkun Olam. I see only the particle of the soul, I do not see the dross.
For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more. – Hebrews 8:12
Get excited about the gifts in others, and you will see as I see.
Draw out the best in others, and you will repair the world.
How does one man repair the world?
He becomes a flame,
and starts a fire storm.
“So they began with the elders who were before the Temple. He said to them, ‘Defile the temple and fill the courtyards with the slain. Go forth!’ So they went forth and smote throughout the city.
And it was while they were smiting: I remained and I fell upon my face and I cried out and said, ‘ Alas, Lord Hashem/Elohim! Are you destroying the entire remnant of Israel as You pour out your wrath on Jerusalem?’
Then He said to me, ‘The iniquity of the House of Israel and Judah is very very great – the land has been filled with bloodshed and the city has been filled with injustice, for they have said, ‘Hashem has forsaken the land,’ and Hashem does not see.’ So I, too, My eye will not spare nor will I have compassion; I have placed their way upon their head.'” – Ezekiel 9:6-10
We have been given everything we need to see.
You have each been marked, now become the mark.
I have placed their way upon their head.
photo credits: “The Horn of Moses” and the “Transfiguration of Moses”
This goal, when will we reach it?
It was once far, but now it is near.
When will we hold it in our hands?
When we will open our eyes to see it is already here.
The years of Sarah were…these were the years of Sarah.—Genesis 23:1
Sarah had two sets of years to her life, because she merited to higher life as well. Why Sarah more than anyone else? Because she descended to Egypt and rose back up.—Zohar
You came to this life to achieve higher life. Yet whatever spiritual heights you could achieve in this life cannot compare to the heights of your soul before it was squeezed into the limitations of a body. Before it descended to Egypt.
That is, until you do what was put in front of you to do, until you work with this Egypt into which you have been sent, holding tight to your integrity, filling each act with meaning, redeeming the jewels that were lost among the ashes.
Then you will rise higher than anything your soul could achieve. Even while living in this world, you will have higher life.
—Your Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom from Chabad