It's relatively easy to change this:
It's much harder to change attitudes, jobs and long-time ways of doing things, especially if that change takes us out of our comfort zone.
It was that way for the Israelites--and it's still that way for us.
For even as they fled slavery in Egypt and wandered in the desert for 40 years (kvetching all the while), they were becoming a people--a strong people that endures today.
It's a good lesson to keep in mind: change is hard, and often makes us uncomfortable. At the same time, it can make us stronger, better people.
So, even if we want to kvetch about it, this is a good season to step gently out of our comfort zone into a new attitude, a new job or a new way of doing things.
Who knows...making a change could land you (or me) smack in the middle of our own personal Promised Land!
Inspired by Ima
on (and off) the Bima, this post is one in a series marking the
days of the Hebrew month of Nisan leading up to Passover 5773.