Tonight was, of course, the first night of Passover. We are staying with friends who hosted a hugely elaborate Seder and were kind and welcoming enough to include us. It was a deeply touching experience, for many reasons. First, these friends -- as they always do -- have made us extremely welcome. Second, the Passover story is profound for me not only as a believer (in the same way that all religious people are believers), but as a Christian and as a member of the human race. Third, it was the first Seder my daughter Margaret has been to.
We talk a fair bit about matters of religion and morality in our family, and I was very proud to see Margaret not only being very respectful of beliefs that differed from ours, but working very hard to understand these beliefs and what we had in common as well as how we differed.
It's encouraging when people come together to look for the meaning of what we all do together. Plus, the food was delicious. And plentiful. Pesach tovah, y'all!