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Day of Atonement

There are a lot of striking images in the liturgy that we're using. Here are some bits and pieces:

Imagine iron in the hand of a blacksmith,
who at will may shape it or melt it down.
So we are in Your hand, source of support.
Please focus on our covenant, not on our flaws.

Our good deeds clothe us like rags ... please listen!
Our sins have turned them scarlet ... please forgive!
When we call to You ...please listen to our voices.

One of the sins for which we beg forgiveness is "succumbing to despair."

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lawless523
Oct. 8th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
That first excerpt reminds me of image of the potter's clay. That's from Jeremiah, isn't it?

This reminds me how much overlap there is between our faiths.

I'm not sure what the correct greeting is for Yom Kippur, seeing as it's more serious than celebratory, but consider its sentiment conveyed.
helliongoddess
Oct. 8th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
"'One of the sins for which we beg forgiveness is "succumbing to despair.'" -- I really like that -- as well as the forgive and be forgiven focus of Yom Kippur. And I find your quote from your liturgy beautiful and very moving.

I know you won't read this until Sunday, but I wish you peace and I hope your Sabbath was warm and memorable, and full of good moments with loved ones and friends.
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