And G!d says: "You cannot do the work every single second of every single day, which is why we've set aside this night-and-day in the middle of the Big Week just for you. To sleep unhurried, to eat well and bask in familiarity, because this is where the community happens. This is where we are born, each and every week, where we hold each other. There is no work without holding each other."
And G!d says: "That in the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, everything will seem a little sweeter, and a little crisper, and even the weather might cooperate, and the world will brush herself up and show you just how wondrous she can be, so you'd better rise to her level and do the work"
And G!d says: "And for those of you who are scrambling because the work is not finished enough, for those with lingering, unsaid apologies on their lips, for those who could not bring themselves from Mitzrayim's pain through the wilderness to forgiveness: you don't get to give up now. I stopped making perfect things after I made water and light. There was never hope for you. There is only what you do together. You don't get to stop."
From Dane Kuttler's The G!d Wrestlers, The Social Justice Warrior's Guide to the High Holy Days, Sept. 2015
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