Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The God we Worship

Today is the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and the beginning of the High Holy days, ending on Yom Kippur, 10 days later.

From the United Methodist Reporter Blog:

You won't find this one on our liturgical calendar, but the themes of Rosh Hashanah will resonate with many United Methodists. As President Obama says in his taped Rosh Hashanah remarks, "Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the spiritual calendar and the birth of the world. It serves as a reminder of the special relationship between God and his children, now and always. And it calls us to look within ourselves – to repent for our sins; recommit ourselves to prayer; and remember the blessings that come from helping those in need."

Reading that paragraph reminds me of how much we have in common in our faith. We can all learn from the purpose of the practice of Rosh Hashanah -- we are God's children, and we need to commit ourselves to prayer, to look within ourselves and to remember to help those in need. Relationship with God and with others.

I think we need to remember these similarities -- to remember the God we worship.



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