When children learn to walk, they stumble and fall numerous times. This is the journey of life. We make mistakes, we fall, we learn, we get up, and we try again. However, I always have said, when we are on a spiritual path, we may fall, but we fall a little less each time. Life has its ups and downs. We may try to live life as perfectionists, but at times, even the best of us can be blindsided. We can slip up when we least expect it. In 1960, Wim Esajas, an 800-meter runner, became his country’s pride and joy becoming its first Olympian. Sadly, he was given the wrong starting time for the competition and ended up sleeping through the event. Esajas missed his chance, and his country would have to wait eight more years for another Olympian. But, life gave Esajas, and his country, another chance. Life always has a way of doing that. The Creator is love, and love always gives another chance. Each week in the cosmos, there is present one of 52 specific energies that correspond with the 52 chapters of the Torah. The Torah is our guide and instructional manual to life. Through the great Love of the Creator, this week, we are given the permission to be human, to make mistakes, and so too are we given the mercy of second chances. Even though we may miss an opportunity, there are options always available for us. The Creator teaches us that this is what love is all about: Second chances.