Yom Kippur is a day that seems to center on guilt and failure. We weren’t good enough last year, so we have to spend the day apologizing to God. And just in case we didn’t feel bad enough, we have to confess our sins over and over so we really feel guilty. I am sure I am not the only one that grew up feeling like Yom Kippur was spiritual detention. I didn’t want to be there, but I had to or else I couldn’t pass the class.
As I began to study about Yom Kippur, I realized just how off I was. Yom Kippur has the potential of being awesome. It’s the one day a year where we strip ourselves of everything material and try to get in touch with our real self, our soul. It’s not easy, but nothing of real value is.
Here is one lesson that I learned. It happened one morning as I was working in a law firm. It’s where I realized that we confess our sins on Yom Kippur not to feel inadequate, but to feel like we are full of potential. Confession is not about what we did, it’s about who we could be.
Below is the video. Hope you enjoy. Would love to hear from you.