I am still reeling in shock after hearing and reading about the tragic helicopter crash of the Saba family in Mexico. What a sad day for Klal Yisrael. Tragedies that befall any of us is a true wake-up call, all the more so, when Hashem chooses to wake us up with a bucket of ice-water. I am still recovering from the shock and hope to change for the better in response.
Are any of us ready to go on such short notice? Have we fulfilled our missions faithfully? Have we done what we've set out to do? Or have we let our goals collect dust on a bookshelf? It's times like these to take those books down from the shelf, dust them off and get back on track.
Not to c"v detract from the horrific situation, but I was reminded of the tragic helicopter crash of a frum family in the Grand Canyon on Aug 11, 2001 - just 30 days before September 11th. From what I've heard - some people were saved from being in the World Trade Center on 9/11 due to there being some type of Shloshim program that morning. I just hope this wasn't a warning of something just as big (or c"v bigger).
Let's do Teshuva so we don't have to find out!
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