It’s So Easy to Love

[Be-Ahavah U-Be-Emunah – Vayigash 5772 – translated by R. Blumberg]

It’s so easy to love, to smile at life, to listen to life’s song, to let it caress you, to let our hearts open the window to the sun of love that makes us better people.
Let us love G-d. Let us love the Jewish People, every human being whoever he may be, every creature, every living being, every speck of sand, every plant and every flower. Let us love the whole Torah, every Mitzvah, every religious custom, every law, every letter, every good trait.
Let us love our Land, every city in it, every settlement, every mountain, every hilltop.
Let us love love itself! Let us love the fear of G-d. Let us love seriousness. Let us love joy.
Let us love. Let us love!
It’s so easy to love. It’s so natural. Let us love the fresh air. Let us love the blue of the sky, the soul so full of hope. Let us love courage and valor. Let us love the water and the earth, the rain and the snow.
Let us love saying “please”. Let us love saying “thank you”. Let us love being good.
Let us love being gentle. Let us love everything we have seen, everything we have heard, everything we have experienced. The past, the present and the future. The young and the old, girls and boys. Let us love. Let us love! It’s so easy!
Let us love the soul. It is so full, oh so full! Let us love our good moments, and our bad ones as well. Let us love being at home. Let us love being away. Let us love this world. Let us love the World-to-Come.
Let us love our pathway through this world. Let us love crossing the river to another world. Let us love meeting G-d here. Let us love meeting Him there. It’s so easy to love.
Let us love resting there, receiving the reward for our efforts there. Let us love singing with the angels there.
Let us love our toil here. Let us love staying alive here. Let us love serving G-d here.
It’s so easy.
Let us love G-d here. Let us love G-d there. Let us love G-d everywhere. Let us love to love. To love!