It's finally here! The year is done, and now it's time to reflect and move forward. In order to help move forward, I'd like to share a motivational story with you.
Last week, I was reading a letter written by the Alter Rebbe, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe. The letter was to a person who was having hardships supporting his family. The Rebbe wrote that despite all the hardship and lack of physical belongings, the Torah that this person was spreading made it worth it, and therefore the Rebbe was including a bracha that he should have enough materialism in this generation to bring Mashiach.
I am very lucky to have rabbanim around me all the time. Some of these rabbanim give me the chizuk to continue on my mission. Thank HASHEM I am not in a situation where I have a family to support, but I have the same materialistic issues as anyone else. Using the Rebbeim and teachers' advice helps me continue every day.
In this week's parsha, Parshas Nitzavim, we read about Moshe giving his last advice before entering Eretz Yisroel. The message that I take from this isn't about what Moshe said, but about the scenario. When an adult, teenager, or even child has a chance to get close to a rabbi it is the most amazing experience ever. This is a chance to share and reflect with someone who knows so much.
Rosh Hashana is around the corner. After Shabbos we will be entering into a whirlwind. The best way to become stronger is to take and learn from every scenario. As we move into a new year, let's take a second to learn from every situation. This will help us be able to teach people how to change the world. Let's use the bracha of hatzlacha about spreading Torah to bring greatness into the world.
Bringing Mashiach Today!
Good shabbos and yom tov!
All the best Avroham Yehudah Ross