Community...

We look at differences and dare not challenge them.  Recently life has put challenges on people from natural to man-made events.  People have had to face the common bonds of humanness.  They have had to rediscover what is valuable...EACH OTHER!

This Sunday evening, I attended my 1st Sukkot.  The coming together of different faiths and viewpoints but with one common theme, which is we are neighbors!  We are all a part of God whether we are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or otherwise.  The speakers Rabbi Ari Goldstein, Rev. Ryans Sirmons, and Imam Hassan Amim all came to one conclusion.  We need to support each other and embrace the blessing of being in the community of God's Love.  We need to be open to these connections in our daily lives.

This is my position.  The next time, Me included, a new situation or community is present please challenge yourself to go and break your comfort level and find what is different and the same.  It may surprise you, and you may embrace a new adventure never attempted.  I challenge you.

 

Rev. Ryan Sirmons, Rabbi Ari Goldstein, Imam Hassan Amim Temple Beth Shalom Arnold, MD

Rev. Ryan Sirmons, Rabbi Ari Goldstein, Imam Hassan Amim

Temple Beth Shalom Arnold, MD