"Daber el kol adas bnei yisroel v'amarta aleihem kedoshim tiyhu ki Kadosh ani Hashem Elokeichem"
"Speak to the entire gathering of Bnei Yisroel and tell them to be holy, for I Hashem your G-d, am Holy."
This week's parsha really addresses the issues we struggle with.
The Parsha begins with a commandment "Kedoshim Tiyu - you shall be holy"
Says the Chiddushai Harim:
"Kedoshim Tihiyu" is a promise:
You will be holy!
It's a gevaldiger chizuk.
And the seforim add:
How do we know that we can attain holiness?
And if we may add:
In the environment that we live in, HOW is it at all POSSIBLE to attain holiness?
The answer lies in the pasuk: "KI KADOSH ANI"
Hashem says, "I am holy, and I have enough kedusha to share in ANY situation..."
And listen to this:
"Hamikadesh atzmo me-at,
Mikadshin oso harbeh"
"One who is Mekadesh himself a little,
they are mekadesh him a LOT"
As much as previous generations had less opportunities to sin,
that is how much holier we can be!
So let us be Mechazek ourselves and say:
"Wow, we have so many opportunities to be mekadaish
ourselves a little bit!"
May we all find our place in Torah and realize that HKB"H gave us the ONLY WAY that a person can live as a HUMAN.
Yes, we are Yidden.
We can do it!
P.S. Say over this vort to someone you love