After Shavuos, my father and I took a flight from Florida to New York and waited an extra four hours in the airport because of delays. I was reflecting on my travel experience and was wondering what we can do to make something mundane like travel into something holy.
In this week's Parsha, we read about the duties that a Levi household member had while traveling. For example, the Mishkan was split into multiple parts and given to different sections of the Levi family. Each Levi had the job of carrying something holy which was filled with the presence of Hashem at their side. With that idea in mind, maybe the lesson is that we need to implement something like this into our lives.
Nowadays, we don't have a physical Mishkan therefore how is it possible to infuse our travels with the same level of holiness? A possible answer is that although we can't have the same level of holiness as the Mishkan, we can still do something small to make a difference. For example, if we were to say a special prayer before a journey. In this way, we can always have a little bit of Hashem on our tongue. Join me this week as we take one step towards achieving the ultimate redemption with the coming of Moshiach right now.
All the best
Avrohom Y Ross