the gods that fail us

We are in the midst of the Jewish High Holy Days which give us all an opportunity to reflect on the ways that we have not lived up to our highest ideals, ask forgiveness and celebrate a new year with a clean slate. In that process of self-reflection we also find that we have set up gods, deities in our lives, to whom we give our loyalty. Sometimes these deities provide support and assistance. Most often they are unhealthy and destructive to our well-being.