Both touched me.
Exactly one week ago, I learned and wished condolences to the man in synagogue who lost his wife, youngest son, and mother-in-law in the Mexico tourist bus accident.
Today–7 days later, a neighbor comes up to me and tells me she’s going to the funeral for her daughter, son-in-law and three children killed in the Costa Rica plane crash this week, and I wished her that G-d have mercy.
Like two lightning strikes–not a coincidence (I don’t believe in that).
I believe more that it is a warning, and it is really frightening.
I pray that G-d should have mercy on all of us.
Please G-d, Save Us.
Please G-d, Save Us. Please G-d, Help Us To Succeed.
Please G-d, Help Us To Succeed.
Life truly hangs by a thin thread.
The time period between my meeting the man and women from these two families–7 days–represents both life and death–it is both the number of days of “Sheva Brachot” (days of celebration for a bride and groom) and the number of says of “Shiva: (mourning when someone dies)
We need to be committed to doing good in this world and in His name.
— Repentance, charity, and prayer.
All of us must do our best to serve G-d and always do right with integrity.
G-d should defeat evil, and He should have mercy on his faithful children, so that He turns mourning into celebration and blessings. 😉
(Source Photo: here with attribution to kristendawn, and interesting that it is from Costa Rica)