Today I offer many prayers for our Jewish brothers and sisters around the world as they fast and pray on Yom Kippur. For the past 10 days they have been praying and reflecting through the Days of Awe and now the holiest day is here. There is a fast that began last night, the Kol Nidre service ushered in this solemn moment.
Fasting, prayer, and repentance are intended to draw anyone who seeks God into the reality of life. It helps us to recognize our sin and confess, and God willing, be transformed. On this particular day, our Jewish brothers and sisters pray fervently to be sealed for another year in the Book of Life.
Such hope and desire is something for all of us, no matter how we seek it. Today may we all pray for such renewal and change so that we might bring good to the world. G’mar Chativah Tovah!