Friday, December 3, 2010

Mikeitz - Seeking wisdom while confined

Parshat Mikeitz 
Gen. Ch. 41:33.  “So now, let Pharaoh seek out an understanding and wise man and appoint him over the land of Egypt.”  

Within the space of a few hours, Joseph emerges from two years in prison, shaves, puts on clean clothes, gives an insightful interpretation of dreams, and is elevated to viceroy of Egypt. What could he possibly have been doing while he was in prison to prepare himself to lead Egypt through the coming crisis? Exactly what he advised Pharoah – he was seeking the understanding and wisdom that resided within him. Instead of despairing or fighting against the narrow space in which he found himself, he turned inward and cultivated discernment.  

May we also learn to respond to tight and narrow times in our own lives by seeking understanding and wisdom.

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