I was in a shul over chol hamoed and took a moment to internalize everything around me. People from all walks of life came together to daven using the same words. This evoked a feeling of understanding about how the Jewish people act towards Hashem. The Rebbe teaches in a Chassidus discourse that although, every individual prays the same words, they do it with their own personal connection.
In this week's parsha, we learn about the offering known as the shelamim. Hashem commanded that this offering needs to be brought with the right intentions and with a full heart. Therefore, we see that the focus of every person should be about them putting their all into their relationship with Hashem.
There was a time that I thought if you don't do every single mitzvah then you can't have a connection with Hashem. However, learning this parsha teaches me that you just have to make a connection with Hashem doing the Mitzvos you can.
Hopefully, this week, we can take a part of davening and spend one moment more on it. With that in mind, our connection with Hashem will be so enhanced that He will have no choice but to bring Moshiach right now!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross