Thursday, November 26, 2015

Prepare For Mashiach!

Chanukah is coming, and Mashiach is coming. 

 It is time to reenter our BaisHamikdash, our holy temple, clean it up, and prepare it once again to serve our Creator.

During the time of Chanukah,  the Chashmonaim recaptured the temple and witnessed  a devestatingly painful sight; the violation and defilement of the holiest place on earth, the Bais Hamikdash.  

Imagine the deeply painful scene.  Imagine, finally reentering the Bais Hamikdash after so many years and finding it broken and defiled with dead pigs and avodah zara...etc. 
They must have cried at the sight.  
They must have wanted to flee, but the Chashmonaim had no choice.  They faced reality.  They were resilient. They entered the temple and cleaned it up, shaking, crying at what they found, tirelessly searching for a flask of oil that was still sealed, untouched and pure so they could use it to serve God.  

Our sexuality is our personal Bait Hamikdash, our kadosh kedoshim

 When used appropriately, It is the closest possible connection, that we can have with Hashem in this world.  
When our sexuality has been violated and debased, it takes tremendous courage to witness the destruction and damage to something so holy and precious.  

We, the Chashmonaim of our generation, must draw from our ancestor’s resilience.  We are being called upon to heal ourselves and our community from the destruction of childhood sexual abuse

We must find the strength to witness the violation and defilement of our holiest place on earth; The kedusha of ourselves, and of our children. 

I can tell you from personal experience it is so hard to go back inside and clean up the mess.

It is so hard  to believe that there is still a pach shemen tahor somewhere  to be found within all the desolation.

But I can also assure you that  it can be done, and it must be done, in order to prepare for Mashiach.

 We can and we will find the courage to go into our own violated and debased kodesh kedoshim and keep on searching, until we find a pach shemen tahor that has not been touched and defiled. 

 ...We must not give up hope!

   "Elokai neshama shenasata bi tehorah hi."

Chanukah Sameach!