One of my favorite days that I learned about while studying the Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith is Tu B'Shevat! One way to love others is to take care of them! One way of taking care of the next generation is by planting trees!
I challenge you to look deeper into what it means to love others. Loving others is an expression of self and the love you have for yourself and the world. Families make up communities and communities make up the world!
Take time to notice the colorful art work of people painted all around you, a magnificent body of beauty with a single soul…called humankind. My favorite Jewish teachings about Tu B’Shevat is that on this day we remember that “man is a tree of the field” (Deut. 20:19) and we reflect how we rely on the plants for oxygen and the plants rely on us for carbon dioxide. If this process ever stops….earth will stop existing and there is not one thing anybody can do about it.
I teach my children to mark this day (Tu B’Shevat) every year on their hearts by planting a tree! I have rows of fruit trees I have planted with the kids! It is traditional to make meals filled with the fruits that are signaled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land. These fruits are grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates! Enjoy these foods with your family and teach them about this special day and go out and plant a tree. Enjoy eating the Biblical foods and telling the story of Tu B'Shevat to your family! Connect with Israel and Connect with our Jewish brothers and sisters!
Be Blessed my friends,
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My 3 goals for healthcare;
(1) reduce cost
(2) teach health strategies
(3) improve the health care family experience