Rabbi Philip Lanning

Boker Rosh Hashanah 5779 (Becoming Like The God We Envision)

Romans 1:22-23, 28; Genesis 3:4-6; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 John 4:7-10; John 4:7-8, 19-26

We become like the God that we envision. When our view of God becomes perverted we begin to become perverted. When we sin we feel a separation from God, and then we try to hide behind our own good works. But when we change our view of God we are changed. Are the Days of Awe supposed to be days of rejoicing or days of judgment? Rosh Hashanah is a time for us to remember that the Judge on the throne is also our loving Father. When we truly see God for Who He is we can not help but love others. This Yamim Noraim may we take off the veil of our own efforts and see God for who He is so we can love as He loves.