Updated: Dec 17, 2018
Friends are the most important component in life! No matter which stage you are in, they are always with you. True friends are there for you when you are in trouble. At the same token, you are there for them when they are in trouble. One of my closest friends celebrated his birthday this week. I can't even begin to describe the battles we fought against the darkness together and it's a pleasure just to have him by my side. Thanks, Chassid, for everything. I hope that with Hashem at our sides we can change the world and greet Moshiach!
In everyone's life there are situations that are good and bad. All the good shouldn't be taken for granted- all the friendships we make, the moments we share, the words we say! If only we could internalize every single one, we would value life much more.
In this week's parsha, Parshas Shemos, we read about a relationship which wasn't internalized! Yosef had established a relationship with Pharoah over the last few parshiyos. Pharoah raised him up and made him second to the king in the entire country. In last week's parsha, Yosef was niftar and B’nei Yisroel entered Golus. The lesson we can take from this is that we may feel that the people by your side are on your side, but if there's no depth to the relationship, it won't last.
Countries regard other countries as allies, or “friends”, but are they really? Nations are ready to fight without fully understanding what is going on. If we had a real friendship we wouldn't sink to the level of fighting. Let's recap.
Friends are really important because they support you. If you have friends, internalize what it means to be a friend, and make every moment count. Finally, if you don't solidify your friendships, you will lose them and then you won't have them backing you up! This week's parsha teaches a valuable lesson. Reach out to a friend, tell him, or her, how valuable they are to you. With a better attempt of loving our fellow Jews, we can bring the ultimate redemption.
Lets change the world together!
Have a good Shabbos
All the best Avroham Y Ross