The whole world is a very narrow bridge;
The essential thing is to have no fear at all
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
This morning, they woke up to find before them a very narrow bridge.
How overwhelming, the fear, the realization that in order to get where they needed to go, they had to cross that bridge.
They could turn back, but that’s not where they wanted to be.
They looked below the bridge, at the rocky cliffs, rushing water and the emptiness.
Not an option.
They could sit down and stop. Stay where they were. Wait until a better bridge is built.
But if they looked closely, they could see all that they wanted on the other side of the very narrow bridge and they knew they had to cross.
And so they called their friends, their sisters and their brothers and they locked arms. And slowly, oh so slowly, they crossed that very narrow bridge. A determined, human chain.
They made it to the other side.
They overcame their fear.
And they discovered hope.
And so will we.
Rabbi Andrew Jacobs – November 9, 2016