Tuesday, July 31, 2007

In The Obstacle

When a person has spent all his days immersed in materialism and suddenly feels a strong desire to walk in the ways of Hashem, the attribute of Judgment rises up to accuse him. It will not allow him to walk in the ways of Hashem and creates an obstacle. But Hashem loves kindness and hides Himself in the obstacle itself. Someone with understanding looks carefully and discovers Hashem in the very obstacle itself!

(Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)