Picking Others Up© - Rosh Hashanah 5777/2016
“No, I don't do that.” I never asked why. Perhaps it was because they did not see themselves in that way, how could they do what I do? You probably need a title to visit someone, to lift them up – like chaplain, or rabbi.
I know that some of you in here are not part of our community year round, but you are part of the human community. So, will you do one thing for me? You know the toiletries that you get from hotels, those little soap bars and shampoos. Will you put them in a small bag and give them to the homeless who are asking for money and food on the corners? Showing them just a little kindness, letting them know that they are human beings just like you, and just like you, they deserve to be clean would make a big difference in their lives.