Shiur presented in 5781
The Bottom Line
If Hashem commanded us to keep the mitzvah of קדשים תהיו , it means that each one of us is capable of fulfilling it on our own individual level. Since this mitzvah involves the ability to practice self-control in the permitted matters of our lives, this means that every time we can withhold ourselves from enjoying an extra piece of cake or a scoop of delicious cholent at a kiddush, or hold ourselves back from unnecessary speech, we are training ourselves in the area of kedusha. Through this we can reach levels that even malachim cannot comprehend! This coming week, I will think about this concept for a few minutes, and when I am eating my daily meals, I will try to leave a small piece of food on my plate, quietly and without any fanfare. In the zechus of thinking about these ideals and beginning to slowly implement some of them, I will begin to elevate myself to become more kaddosh, in order to fulfill the mitzva of קדשים תהיו!