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Day Three of Week 4: Tiferet of Netzach

Day Three of Week 4: Tiferet of Netzach

24th Day of the Omer

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Healthy endurance, directed to develop good qualities and modifying bad ones, will always be compassionate. The compassion of endurance reflects a most beautiful quality of endurance: an enduring commitment to help another grow. Endurance without compassion is misguided and selfish. Endurance needs to be not just loving to those who deserve love, but also compassionate to the less fortunate. Does my determination compromise my compassion for others? Am I able to rise above my ego and empathize with my competitors? Am I gracious in victory?

Exercise for the day: Be patient and listen to someone that usually makes you impatient.

From A Spiritual Guide to the Omer by Simon Jacobson
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Angelia Florida April 27, 2015

I was reminded of this loving virture this morning, concerning my non-practicing husband. It is truly what we are called to do in all circumstances, is rise above our own limitations and see the holy glory of our Creator, Blessed Be He!! Reply

Hilda Gales Ferry May 9, 2014

When I feel impatient with another or myself and I try to practice compassion for myself or another and the judgment seems to dissipate Reply

Anonymous May 8, 2014

I have noticed lately that I do not have the patience I thought I had, or use to have. As I Have grown older I find that I am not the man that I use to be. I have an 8 year old grandson who lives with me and my wife, we had to step in and do the right thing and adopt him. His dad was having a few problems so we had to take him in with us. I love my grandson/son but I see that my patients are thin. Help me. please. I pray frequently to G-d and I get some answers, but it seems as though I am coming up short. Reply

laura leindecker carlsbad May 8, 2014

this was sent to me yesterday for my 49 Omer, it seems I maybe on the same course he is also praying on; G_d has us on the same path. Reply

Susan Colorado May 8, 2014

In the exercise for today I personally have to examine what it is about me that is making me impatient with others. What right do I have to judge others...only G-d has the right... I pray that G-d helps me find my imperfections and learn to love others for who they are Reply

BA Kress Austin April 24, 2013

Find a better way to help a person whose shortcomings cause you to be impatient. If you care, you will endure and help, with the right mix of patience or impatience that's actually useful to helping. Reply

shlmel miami, florida April 22, 2010

i actually lived this lesson today.
it is so nice to read what someone else is seeing when you are seeing the same message - especially during this time of the year. thank you for this message.

and evreyone please keep the republic of poland in your positive prayers - we have a lot of family over there.... Reply

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