May that part of me that is broken in Gevurah in Gevurah be healed on this day.
One of the meanings of Gevurah is limitation. It's one of the forces that blocks our way back to the Garden of Eden. Gevurah sets the ultimate limit, our mortality. It also supports boundaries of all kinds, including the beginning and ending of Shabbat and the distinctions between permissible behavior as against transgression.
Gevurah works diligently against all of our delusions of grandeur. It exposes the falseness of our optimistic forecasts regarding when we will arrive and when that assignment will be completed.
Gevurah sometimes laughs, sometimes moans, but always knows our folly as we reiterate, "All I need is 26 hours a day."
You know you have healed what is broken in Gevurah in Gevurah when you begin this day having efficiently returned your Passover items to their proper storage, labeling each box and taking notes for next year's provisioning -- with joy.
Embracing Gevurah in Gevurah affirms that it is the small, ordered, sometimes tedious, steps in our plan that have the best shot at getting us to our professed goals.
Gevurah also means bravery. It is heroic to meet our limitations and embrace them.
Check the to-do list
Do what needs to be done first
Spring flowers add hope
I welcome comments of all kinds. Can you make a connection between the photo and this teaching?