Too Much of a Good Thing is Not a Good Thing
Alison and I spent our honeymoon in Costa Rico. The last day of our trip was the first day of the rainy season. After picture perfect weather from day one, in the mid afternoon of that last full day we were met with a Noah-esque deluge. Quite amazing. Considering the torrential storm suffered a few days ago by those in South Carolina, here is the last part of the “Prayer for Rain” we recited at Shmini Atzeret services this past Monday – the beginning of the rainy season in Israel.
“You are Adonai our G-d who causes the wind to blow and the rain to fall.
May it do so:
For a blessing, not for a curse, (Amen)
For life, not for death, (Amen)
For abundance, not for famine. (Amen)
Shabbat Shalom, RabbiB