Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Need

People bemoan the fact that they are “needy”. They need this! They need that! And yet they recite the blessing every morning: "Blessed are You, Hashem, our G-d, King of the Universe, Who has provided me with my every need." This means very clearly that whatever I need, G-d provides; and if G-d hasn’t provided it, it’s a clear sign that I really don’t need it!

(Steipler Gaon)

2 Comments:

At December 14, 2004 at 5:10:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The continuing confusion most people have with what they 'need' and what they 'want.' Many times people will say I need (Fill in the blank) and what they really mean is I want (Fill in the blank). This time of the year makes this an even more confusing difference for many people.

Little Wolf

 
At March 14, 2005 at 7:45:00 AM EST, Blogger yingele said...

Simple, you don't have to quote the Steipler for that one. It's a basis of Yidishe Hashkafah. Enuna and bitochon. Check up Chinuch on Nekomo and Jealousy. If it would be good for me, God would give it to me. Period.

 

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