Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Omer 2017 Day 2: If I Had a Hammer


Day 2: Gevurah in Chesed, Justice in Love
If I Had a Hammer by Pete Seeger

Well I got a hammer
And I got a bell
And I got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of Justice
It's the bell of Freedom
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

When Pete Seeger died in 2014, one of my co-workers asked who he was and my jaw dropped, because, for me, Seeger and his music epitomized the struggle for justice that we still are still striving to achieve today. He was not content with justice for some or love only for his neighbors, but needed to hammer out justice for everyone and show love to people everywhere.