Day 3 of the Omer

Tiferet in Chesed - harmonious balance in loving kindness.

Tiferet often connotes beauty, perhaps a supreme harmonized balance between important values - in this case between Chesed, compassion and kindness, and Gevurah, strength and rigor.

Perhaps the beauty we find is the balance between immediate needs and long term needs. In order to enact kindness that transforms the world, we may need to think beyond the good feeling of doing a compassionate deed in the moment. How can we exercise our compassion so as to create a ripple effect of kindness in our selves, our families, and our larger communities?

Balance our kindness for the long view.

Happy Passover and Happy Counting of the Omer!