Day Six of the Omer

As we wind up towards the end of the first week of the Omer, a week focused on the idea of compassion and kindness (chesed in Hebrew), we come to the idea of solid balance in compassion. We may often argue against compassion and kindness as ideas without substance. As we explore the need to give and be connected in the Omer we also realize that all solid foundations begin with an act of generosity. Creation requires a gift of the self.