Set aside your “religious” affinities for a moment and ponder the soul-truth in this:
Abraham and Sarah are called to be a blessing to the world (Genesis 12:2); Moses is called to be a liberator (Exodus 3:10). The two are not different. The ultimate blessing is the blessing of freedom, the blessing of liberation from Mitzrayim (Egypt); literally, “the narrow places” of life, the places of egotism and hubris, the places of arrogance and ignorance. It is this blessing-through-liberation that David is referencing when he says, “The Lord is my shepherd.” When you recite this psalm (Psalm 23), you realize that God is your shepherd as well; that you, no less than Abraham, Sarah, Moses, and David, are called to be a liberating blessing for the world.
A liberating blessing for the world.
What does that mean in your life? In your work? In why you do what you do?
Read Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s full article “The Path of Love” published in Spirituality & Health magazine here.