The other shoe drops...first Passover, now Shavuot!
In our story, we've made our way from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, to a great Meeting; some say it's a moment of Wedding and Marriage. If we celebrate Passover and not Shavuot, it's like arriving dockside but missing the boat! Don't come all this way and then not stand under the chuppah!
This “Meeting” was a foundational moment but whatever happened at Sinai represents a direction, an arrow pointing to possibility, an invitation to explore and extend...the beginning of a process. That possibility is encounter with God/godliness.
Shavout is the time to join the discussion of just how such a dimension in life is "revealed," just how "God" shows up in our lives. Leon Trotsky had his "on-going revolution,” and we might talk about Revelation in a similar way: an on-going search, an on-going listening, an on-going longing, an on-going discovery.
Or, just come eat some cheese blintzes sitting at the same table with Moses, Ezekiel, and Ruth.