Monday, October 04, 2010

"Do His will as if it were your own will..."

I woke up and left the sukkah at midnight one night during Chol HaMoed after feeling a light rain on my face. Yet, the very next day I ran five miles outside despite the fact that it still hadn't stopped raining.

In the midst of my run, I couldn't help but be struck by the thought of how easy it was for me to put aside the discomfort of the rain when I was engaged in something that represented "my" will.


At October 4, 2010 at 11:47:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

In fairness to you, the light rain could have been more of a problem to a sleeper than to a runner. After all, it did wake you up in the first place!

At October 4, 2010 at 11:50:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Agreed :)

At October 4, 2010 at 11:40:00 PM EDT, Blogger Neil Harris said...

Also, it's much easier to do things we are not "commanded" to do, than the things that we know we might be obligated to do.


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