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Shlach- CAPS WIN! What a game!

Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 12:26 pm

Sports competition obviously strikes a chord with people. I think it's because the story of a team working towards a win is essentially the story of our lives. 

1e81a2dbffcec77ae63902d93514382b.jpgYes, it's a struggle. We lose here and there, for forty-three years we seem to fall short of our goal... Yet, if we stick to our journey, remain motivated and determined, believe in our ability to win and work together with our fellow teammates - we ultimately prevail!

At the end of the day, the challenge is embraced too. The celebration and sense of achievement are only magnified as a result of all the hard work we put into it. No pain no gain.

So what do the Caps winning teach me, making me a better mentch and a better Jew?!

Life is game.
We are the key players.
The Puck resembles our world.
Our job is to help move the world along toward the goal - that humanity's collective consciousness should appreciate that we are truly in the 'gateway' of G-d's loving embrace.

But like the game, In life, we encounter fierce opposition and resistance in trying to do the right thing. Sometimes we question if we are even capable of winning and overcoming the challenge. Whether the challenge appears in the form of people scoffing or standing in our way or feeling depleted and down inside…

Then we remember that the challenge is only there to bring out the best in us, and make the win so much more meaningful.

So let's get to work, give it all you got - we're on the winning team after all :)

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