by Devora Gila Berkowitz
Can you find an example where Esav starts to make headway in his personal growth?
He starts to assess the situation: Little brother gets blessing (Bereshit 28:6) Little brother goes to find wife so that he won't take Canaanite woman (ibid) -- like I did. Little brother obeys our parents, going to Paddan-aram (28:7).
Ahh! I get it! he thinks. The daughters of Canaan are evil in our father's eyes! (28:8)
So he marries a wife of Ishmael, Avraham's son.
It's almost there, but not quite. He hasn't divorced his Canaanite wives!
But that's okay.
We call this taking baby steps. It's a good start.
What baby step have you taken that can you feel good about today?