We now fill the fourth cup of wine.
Rather than filling our own cup tonight, though, and focusing on ourselves as individuals, let us fill someone else’s cup and recognise that, as a family and group of friends, we have the resources to help each other and those in our community if we are willing to share what we have and collaborate – whether those resources are time, money, skills, or any of the other gifts we bring to one another.
Many of us around the table may already share our resources in different ways - volunteering in our communities, providing services, donating to charities, or by advocating or lobbying officials. For others we may still be exploring the ways we’re hoping to share our resources and are looking for outlets to do so.
As we fill our fourth cup of wine and I want to invite you to fill someone else’s cup instead of your own. As you fill someone else’s cup, you are invited to think about how you individually may help in changing the world.
And with our fourth cup we recall the fourth promise
לָֽקַחְתִּ֨י אֶתְכֶ֥ם לִי֙ לְעָ֔ם
Ve lakachti etchem li le'am
And I will take you to me as a people
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