Parshat Beha'alot'cha - "On the Way" Details about worship, the Jews complain some more, Moses and his siblings get into an argument, and the journey towards the Promised Land continues. Were our parshah an episode of TV, this would not be a major one with exciting reveals or a dramatic cliff-hanger ending. It would be focused on filling in more of the details of our plot, characters and the world they inhabit. In that way, it is much like the life we lead today. We are more likely than not somewhere "along the way" in our lives. Perhaps we are facing some dramatic moment, but more than likely we are just facing life. That doesn't mean however there isn't anything the Torah can't tell us about the journey we are on.
Rabbi Simcha Bunam said: Two merchants go to the Leipzig fair. One goes by a direct route, another by an indirect route, but both reach the same destination. In the service of God, too, we aim at holiness, and hope to arrive at the point where we make God’s will our own. As long as we get there, it makes no difference how long our journey has been, how long we have served God. One may die young yet achieve just as much as one who dies in old age. We have learned (bBer. 5a) “more or less, it matters not, if the heart is turned to Heaven.”