We were standing in a crowd waiting to be the lucky people to get on a ride, the best ride in an amusement park. There were 12 cars and there were 13 groups of people waiting to get on. All of us on line wanted to be one of the lucky few to be picked, but the park is closing after this last round. There is not enough space and time for everyone to be picked; it simply wasn't possible.
In this weeks parsha, Parshas Shelach, we read about the spies that are sent to go check out the land of Canaan (soon to be conquered and settled by the Jewish people as promised by HASHEM. Moshe Rabbainu picked one person from each shevet. Everybody wanted to help, but it would not be feasible for Moshe to send all of the willing people on a secret mission. In life, we are all eager to go on the ride; we were eager to go on the mission, so please help and start a mission to bring mashiach. Each Jew can in his / her own way contribute to the greater cause by acting on that which makes him / her deserving to be the select few to take on the mission.
All the best
Avroham Y Ross