Monday, March 29, 2010

Passover 2010


My copies of my op-ed from the Washington Times arrived today. It was the lead article in the commentary section spread across most of the front page with a huge graphic of a donkey and elephant entangled in a winged caduceus, placed above a piece by another doctor and a congressman. I may take a picture of it, but I am afraid to open freshly healing wounds, and health care is yesterday's news, isn't it?

Anyway, today is concerned with bigger issues. Eternal issues. It is about moving from despair to joy, from slavery to freedom. Today is about shaking off our internal Pharaohs that stop us from being whom we should be. It is about self liberation, and liberation of those trapped in far worse circumstances. It is about connecting with the past and the future, and remembering the redemptive powers within and the need to build a better world without. Change may start within, but it mustn't stop there. It is about freeing ourselves and others from meaningless attachments and lousy repetitive tapes. We are here to succeed, to grow, to feel and share joy.

I love Passover.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Sharon said...

Amen!!! So true!!! Freedom waits for us to walk out of our own self-imposed prisons of selfishness, greed, hatred, and violence into love, compassion, caring, and non-violence.
Love the picture!

March 30, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Mikha'el said...

Brian,

I have been thinking of you recently with the recent news you wrote about and also your trip to Israel. Rejoice in this time of year and the joy of passover. All the best to you and your family and next year in Jerusalem.

March 30, 2010 at 2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Christians, this is rather a more painful time of year. The joy and hope of Easter is tempered by the sorrow and pain of Good Friday.

How cruel people were 2,000 years ago. And those were the legal authorities.

March 31, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

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