When God was about to create human beings, a midrash shows that God formed an ad-hoc creation committee meeting. God invited the ministering angels to help decide whether or not to create humanity. The angels were divided on their opinions: Love said, Let Adam be created, and he will do loving deeds. Peace said, Let him not be created because he will be all quarrelsome and discord. Righteousness said, Let him be created because he will do righteous deeds. The last to speak, Truth said, Let him not be created because he will be full of deceit.
These are essential questions on our High Holidays. The prayers we recite tonight and tomorrow will help us to reflect on the past year as we engage in Chesbon HaNefesh, the self accounting we do as we move from the pain of the past to the healing of the present and future, our mistakes to our hopes, and our current selves to our ideal selves.
But right now, I want to look at the question literally: Where have you been?
Judaism displays this with a concept of a *minyan.* Whenever there is a prayer service, there are certain prayers that can not be said allowed unless there are 10 Jewish adults present. This shows the power of community, friendship and solidarity, but it also teaches the power and of difference diversity.