A Moment of Holiness

by | Sep 6, 2017

I came across an article that I had saved from 1996 and it reminded me of a recent “moment of holiness” my husband shared with me. The article was by Robert A. Alper, an ordained rabbi, who describes an experience with his children and an unexpected demonstration of sibling love, and while watching them thought, “Life doesn’t get any better than this!” He describes the moment as holy, but even deeper with the Hebrew word kodesh, which means “set apart,” and “special.” He says holy is a word we should use more often as we encounter those moments that become precious memories. These memories can become resources for us to draw on in difficult times.

My husband’s experience happened as two of our grandchildren were leaving after Sunday dinner at our house and while saying our goodbye’s there were the usual hugs and kisses, but at that moment he recognized its holiness and had that same feeling of “life couldn’t get any better than this!”

Holiness often occurs when we least expect it and is food for our souls. Life can go by so quickly that we need to embrace as many of those holy moments as possible and weave them into the fabric of our lives. Have you experienced a moment of holiness? I would love to hear from you.

until next time…