“הַמְחַדֵּשׁ בְּטוּבוֹ בְּכָל יוֹם תָּמִיד, Hamchadeish b’tuvo b’chol yom tamid, Who renews with His Goodness every day, continuously/eternally”, is repeated daily in our morning prayer.
קְדשִׁים תִּהְיוּ כִּי קָדוֹשׁ אֲנִי, Kedoshim ti’hyu ki kadosh ani, Be holy because I am holy, (Vayikra 19:2).
We’re mandated to imitate God because, in our efforts to approach and attach ourselves to The Creator we operate in the spiritual realm where closeness is not geometric but, rather, in degree of similarity. Just as God creates for the benefit of others, we’re instructed to create for the benefit of others. Just as God infuses every moment of time in this material world with the pure, evolving energy of evolution and growth, we’re mandated to change and grow and renew ourselves continuously though our lives.
Re-experiencing the holidays in the yearly cycle, just like re-experiencing similar situations in our daily lives, challenge us to leave behind our complacency and habitual behavior and to engage with each moment with a totally renewed and open mind, heart and spirit.