Omer Counting Journal
by Rabbi Shai Gluskin
Me in King Solomon's Mine (Jerusalem, February,
Today is the 31st day of the omer (May 8-9, 2001)
which is tiferet in hod:
Majesty in Resonance
Tiferet in hod is like when the king comes
to the prophet and says, "I do get what you are saying. My
kingdom is corrupt. I'm a part of the corruption in spite of
my best intentions." The prophet, for her part, deeply
listens to the king and calls off the activists. There is no
guarantee of what will happen next. But it's a moment of
magisterial humility and prophetic quiescence.
Be open to the fact that those with complaints against
you may be right.
Allow for the possibility that those against whom you are
complaining may actually be listening.