The following teaching from Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach was forwarded to me by friends -
I have edited only a few words - so those who did not know the style of Rabbi Shlomo would best understand the idea.
---Rabbi Shlomo's words:
This Parsha (TAZRIA) we learn about a child being born,
and then the Parsha talks about talking only good about others
What is the connection?
You know friends,
holiness means to be connected to time
(Rabbi Carlebach used to speak about all time and the NOW - and infinity) !
(We are counting 49 days - Omer - from Passover to Shavuote)
When I count the Omer
(and today is 20 days of the OMER)
I say,please Hashem (G-d),
please take me back to the holy Temple
(when we brought to Omer grains to the Temple)
(When a child is born - all counting starts from their new birth!)
The biggest fixing
of (from) the holy Temple (that we had in Jerusalem)
is knowing the time TO DO WHAT"S RIGHT (at the RIGHT TIME)
There (from the Holy Temple)
I can learn the holiness of receiving life every second - as if we were babies just born.
If we would treat each other like we were just created right now
we wouldn't hate each other,
(and that would fix the whole world)
because I only hate you for something you did yesterday.
So when Meshiach is coming,
why will we suddenly begin to love each other?
Because I (will) look at every person like they were just created,
(like everything RIGHT NOW IS NEW - even relationships - and
it fixes everything between people)
So - ok, you didsomething wrong yesterday, but who cares?
Right NOW to me you're a new born baby-like person.
(and who could not love you?)
love and shabbos
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz