Always try, always learn, always pray, and always seek counsel. The journey is over when we die. Every breath is a chance to do better, learn more and do good to others.
Let us always remember that our accomplishments do not condone our actions. Just because we have made a confession with our mouths, we are not absolved of acting inappropriately before or after said confession. One last phrase comes to mind: actions speak louder than words. Even signs of covenant do not justify our actions. A ring on one’s finger does not prove they are in a marriage covenant. How they live and the actions they perform, such as forsaking all others for the sake of their spouse are proof they are married. Just because someone has blue threaded tassels on their belt loops does not prove that they follow the commandments of God and His Torah.
As we are working to have better, more fruitful lives, let us not lose sight of the fact that we serve the supreme, omniscient, benevolent, spiritual, supernatural and all powerful Creator of the universe; and our trials, victories, growth and development are all a lot more clearly understood when we utilize prayer, the secret weapon.