This is the time of year when people celebrate Jewish Passover. One of the meanings of Passover is to pass over or pass out of bondage. Certainly Passover is a celebration of freedom from bondage. As the Israelites were fleeing Egypt, the place of their captivity, the Egyptians began to pursue them. When the Israelites saw that they were being pursued by the Egyptians, they became terrified. When we have even a small beginning of freedom, we look back on our former bondage in terror— never again will we allow ourselves to be enslaved. There's a Jewish tradition that when the Israelites reached the Red Sea, the waters didn't part until one brave person leaped into the water and started swimming. When we are being pursued by that which would hold us in bondage, and we come to a seemingly impassable obstacle in our path to freedom, we too, like that one brave person, must take a leap of faith until the waters of impossibility part, and we are released into freedom.