Avoiding false modesty

G-d said regarding Pinchas: “I hereby give him —the eternal covenant of priesthood.” (25:12-13)

The fact that Pinchas was much younger than Moses, did not prevent him from acting in his presence, once it became clear that Moses had forgotten what needed to be done.

Similarly, we should not be intimidated when we see that those of greater stature are not righting some wrong that must be addressed. It could well be, as in the case of Pinchas, that Divine providence is keeping them silent in order that a “less qualified” individual seize the moment and answer destiny’s call to greatness.

When Divine providence presents us with an opportunity to right some wrong in the world, we must pursue it with total self – sacrifice, as did Pinchas.

Wishing you a peaceful and meaningful Shabbos followed by a successful healthy week.