Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Count the Omer 2015: Day 46

Day 46: Netzach within Malchut, Endurance within Leadership
We look to leaders to get us through hard times and reassure us that we will endure whatever difficulty we are facing. Whether it was Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address or Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech, the mark of a good leader is in the hope that they offer to others.

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." -Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address

"I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" -Martin Luther King, Jr, I Have A Dream
What hope can you offer to others today?