Wednesday, January 18, 2006


A soldier has to work hard before being promoted. It can take years and years until a private becomes a general. The same is true in serving G-d. It takes time to reach higher levels. But sometimes, when the battle is very desperate, a lowly soldier shows outstanding courage, breaks through the enemy ranks, and is made a general right away. Likewise there are times when a Jew stands up to difficult tests and rises to very great heights in a short time.

(Reb Noson of Breslov)