A man once cried to God, Lord, the world is in such a mess – everything seems wrong. Why don’t you send someone to help and change the world? The voice of Adonai answered, I did send someone. I sent you.
This is a time to ask for forgiveness, seek mercy, and pray for life. We ask God for a year of health and holiness and joy. This is also a time where we do more than ask because we have work to do. We work to reflect deeply on our past, we work to bring healing to ourselves; we work to find a true sense of wholeness and completion in our lives. During this month of Elul we work to understand that God has sent us. It is up to us to help and change the world. This is a time to accept this sacred task.