Day 4: Netzach she’b’Chesed, Eternity in Love
How do you respond to the biblical prophet Isaiah’s teaching about God’s forever love? “Could a mother forget her child? Even if she could, I could never forget you.” (Isaiah 49:15)
What, from your own life, does it call to mind?
What do you think a mother’s love should be like, ideally? Realistically?
In your mind, is “mother’s love” the same as “parental love”?
What does it feel like to love forever? To be loved forever?
If you feel you have not experienced it, what do you imagine it would feel like?
Is there someone you have always loved, and will always love? How do you express that?
APPROACHING THE DIVINE
Do you imagine (or experience) God as a mother figure? As someone who is always with us or always aware of us?
About the questions
These questions go deeper into the daily reflections in the book Shechinah, Bring Me Home: Kabbalah and the Omer in Real Life.
There are many ways to explore these questions. You can: Tell a story from your own life. Give an example from a book or a movie. Write a poem. Analyze a concept. Offer a definition. Draw a picture. Sing a song.
New to the Omer? Here’s a guide to the theory and practice.