A reminder from Pirkei Avot…

Every morning, ask yourself the following questions:

1. From where did you come? (not country, your physical origin…)

2. Where are you going? (not an earthly destination…)

3. Before whom are you destined to give an accounting of your deeds?

Start your morning with these questions, and keep them in your mind throughout the day. Recalling these questions and their answer, will aide in keeping you free from sin.

Akavya ben Machalelel would say: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to sin. Know from whence you came, and to where you are going, and before whom you will give an accounting. From where did you come? From a putrid drop (semen). To where are you going? To a place of dust, maggots, and worms (the grave). Before whom will you give an accounting? Before the King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.” – Pirkei Avot 3:1

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