Wednesday, July 22, 2009

בַּקְּשׁוּ פָנָיו תָּמִיד

(Picture by B. Marciniak)

How many times has your progress driving or travelling on the subway been halted by a traffic jam or other unforeseen delay?

How many times did you pause to consider that perhaps the reason that you were stopped at precisely that place was to serve Hashem in that location?

5 Comments:

At July 22, 2009 at 9:30:00 AM EDT, Anonymous chabakuk elisha said...

It’s funny that you ask this today; I recently noticed that while I used to think like that all the time, it seems that perspective is one that fades away over time if I don't make any effort to keep it in the forefront of my mind…

 
At July 22, 2009 at 10:13:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely yes, when it occurs I think to myself: "Hashem Wants me to read another pasuk, or another perek tehilim, or to learn one more mishna...

 
At July 22, 2009 at 3:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger Neil Harris said...

It is often in retrospect that we can be giving insight into WHERE we need to be. Great posting.

 
At July 23, 2009 at 9:00:00 PM EDT, Blogger Holly said...

Good post for this week. I was recently in an accident and thought, how many times has Hashem saved me from this. Now, I reflect on the accident and think, what am I to learn from this?

 
At July 29, 2009 at 11:17:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats funny I got stuck davening on the sidewalk this morning because I forgot my key to my restaurant. It was better davening than I'd done in a while

 

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