Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Count the Omer 2015: Day 11


Day 11: Netzach within GevurahEndurance within Strength
How does strength impact endurance? Strength makes things easier to endure, whether one has the physical strength to run a marathon or the emotional strength to survive a great deal of grief.

Today, is not only day 11 of the Omer, but also the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death. I spent last night at Ford's Theatre, commemorating Lincoln's life and legacy. Mary Todd Lincoln is most often remembered for her erratic behavior and possible insanity, but participants in last night's commemoration were reminded of her incredible endurance, surviving the loss of three of her four children and her husband.

Do you have an inner strength that has helped you endure when you thought you would not be able to do so?