Hod in Gevurah - Day 12 of the Omer

Hod, grace, smallness and humility, in Gevurah, rigorous structure and restraint - all of our strength and all of our strivings to contain things must be placed in the context of the infinite.

No matter how great our aspirations and pressures, they are tiny when seen from a global or universal perspective.

This shift in view offers us a key to our strength, for from such a view all of human accomplishment may be seen as small, and perhaps in our reach. Similarly, we can see our strength as connected to everyone else's, and maybe greater than we thought.