Proper 25 (A): Maintaining Relationships on the Run
In many respects, an elevator filled with people is a microcosm of our world today: a large, impersonal institution where anonymity, isolation and independence are the uniform of the day. It shows we can be surrounded, yet not experience community. We can be a part of a company, a club or a church and not feel we belong or that we are accepted. We can share a carpool, an office, even a home and not have significant relationships.