Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Constant Growth

Experience has taught me that nothing truly good comes easy. All to often we struggle in our youth to achieve goals to live by, but the older we get, the more we fall into the trap of predictability and repetitiveness. We stop breaking new ground. But G-d is infinite and there is no end to what we can experience of His goodness. All we need to do is transcend our self-imposed limitations and be willing to give up some of the comforts we have grown used to. Then when a difficult mitzvah comes our way, we can make room for G-d to enter our lives at a deeper level. As long as there is constant growth and renewed vitality in our relationship with G-d, there is nothing to fear.

(Rabbi Yaakov Galant)