As We Get Ready for Purim

Who knows, perhaps it was for this moment that you were created. (Esther 4:14)

(Mordechai’s words to Esther as he encouraged her to reveal her true identity to the King and help save her people.)

And though uncertain and afraid, Esther stepped forward.

Each of us stands in this moment as the story of Purim calls:

Consider the idea you are here for a reason.

Consider that there is something bigger than your fear and that you are more powerful than you imagine.

Reveal yourself in your fullness and step forward even as you don’t know what your actions will bring.

May we live into our capacity to act with courage and strength in honor of what we most love and value.

Perhaps this is the very reason we are here.

Shabbat Shalom! Purim Sameach!