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Tonight begins the 5th Day of the Omer (Arpil 24-25, 2008).
May that part of me that is broken in Hod in Chesed be healed on this day.
Everyday we see things that are broken and every day there are opportunities to fix things. I think that people have an innate desire to fix things. The Internet has shown how people are willing to staff bulletin boards, to help others, whether its learning how to parent, use a power-drill, or navigate software, folks gain pleasure in helping.
These informal settings have shown the power and productivity of informal exchanges of information. Our institutions, business, government, not-for-profit all could learn a lot from this revolution in information exchange.
But institutions are often about the control of information and not its flow.
Hod in Chesed. Reverberating, loving, commitment. Don't wait for an institution to create the opportunity to fix what is broken. Share knowledge with someone who seeks it. Find partners to create new solutions. Encourage institutions to become more open. The tools of participation are everywhere. Don't wait to be asked.