Wednesday, August 05, 2009

He Can't See Me Here!

An acquaintance of mine visited Bahrain and related how he had questioned some Kuwaiti men who were there drinking alcohol. When he asked them how they could so flagrantly disregard Sharia, they responded with utter seriousness, "Allah cannot see us when we are in Bahrain".

We may chuckle to ourselves and think that such belief is completely ridiculous. Yet, on countless occasions our yetzer hara is successful in tricking us into believing that Hashem cannot see us when we are doing an aveira. So, while we may not verbalize it, our actions are essentially saying, "Hashem, You can't see me here!"


At August 5, 2009 at 12:12:00 PM EDT, Blogger Neil Harris said...

On of the important lessons in parenting (based on a shiur I heard and a discussion w/R Shaya Cohen) is that children need to understand that Hashem is always with them. Regardless of what we do.
Excellent post!!!

At August 6, 2009 at 3:19:00 AM EDT, Blogger yitz said...

great great post!! thank you!

At August 6, 2009 at 1:06:00 PM EDT, Anonymous schneur said...

It is reported that Rav Chaim Schneur Zalman Schneersohn of Liady the son of the Zemach Zedek once remarked "if I knew a place where there is no G-D , I would run there".
A very puzzling statement , meaning there is no such place and that were there such a place it would be the only safe haven for a sinner (cholilo vechas) like him. Or perhaps he would bring G-D in that place.


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