When the Torah says that the Cohen Gadol worked for forgiveness of himself, his family and of the nation as a whole (16:17) why does he not just work on forgiveness for everyone, which would include clearly himself and his family? The answer is before we think about fixing the world we need to fix ourselves and our surroundings. As the airlines say, "secure your mask before assisting others" the word "forgiveness" which is mentioned is only used once yet it forgives himself and his family and his entire nation. It seems that a single positive action can have the affect of improving ourselves, our families, and the nation. It is clear from this that finding ways to improve ourselves has a cumulate affect for greater then the improvements themselves an important concept that would and should motivate us to find us a mask to secure ourselves.

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