Make it count _ Chayei Sarah
Earlier this week, eleven yidden were killed in a shul. At first, I didn't know how to react but, today, I came up with something. When we complete the mission on this earth that Hashem predestined for us, we are taken back to heaven. These eleven holy neshamas were put into the world and completed the mission of uniting the jewish community over their passing.
This week's parsha speaks about the life of Sara. The lubavitcher Rebbe's commentary explains that Sara's life was lived to the fullest. A question arose that since Sara died early from the news of the Akeida, how could it be that her life was lived to the fullest? The answer is that when it says full, it means that every second was used to its fullest potential.
I didn't know these yidden but I know that we lost 11 yidden this week. In the zechus of this, I would like to propose taking 11 minutes of your day to do something worthwhile. Whether your day lacks learning, davening, even cleaning your room, the smallest act can make the biggest difference (so much so that we might not even realize!). In this way, we can live our lives to the fullest and bring Moshiach.
All the best
Avroham Y Ross