Updated: Sep 23, 2021
Yom Kippur is about personal growth, prayer, and charity are the three tools to grow beyond yourself and transcend your ego. It is about having a selfless spirit, then you can grow as a person. The day is special because Jewish communities connect to G-d, other people, and themselves. This special day happens once a year, and the community as a whole will spend an entire day removed from all ordinary habits such as eating and drinking and devote the day fully to G-d.
The scripture for the day was Philippians 4:8, which outlines the eight things we must use to help guide our thoughts. Where Yom Kippur is about selflessness, Philippians deals with concepts to think about things that are selfless and think about what is true, noble, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and worthy of praise. So, fix your thoughts on Almighty God El Shaddai and become a better person for Jesus, the Son of God. “Gemar ChatimahTovahh” means literally, May you be sealed for good in the Book of Life. Read Just the Edge of God