Oct 28, 2008

A Hat Tip to Another Blog.

The post-holiday days have left me feeling sort of tired. Luckily, there are those who are managing to turn out brilliant and thoughtful morsels of wisdom, and this means I get to share their words with the rest of the blogsophere.

This evening? It's a post by A Simple Jew aptly titled "Anticipating His Arrival Every Single Day? "

In this post, ASJ succinctly detailed his feelings about the coming of Moshiach and how he relates -- day to day -- to this idea, and how he davened day after day but never really connected. And then? He read something.

In this letter dated 13 Nissan 5593 (1833), Reb Nosson of Breslov instructed his son to attempt to remember what happened every day and not to regard anything that happened to him as trivial. He further explained that when Moshiach came that Moshiach would be able to reveal to him the meaning of every single thing that happened to him every day of his life.
For me, reading this, it's such a relief. It says to me that the very activities of the every day are significant, and every little piece of every little day means something. As such, those things in our everyday that seem to set us back or lift us up, Moshiach will explain such things -- it's such a personal touch to such a big, gigantic, ridiculously otherworldly concept that is even still very much beyond me. But it's posts like this that help me understand, just a little bit more, what to expect.


Keane said...

I was just telling a friend last night how it helps so much to treat everyday as if it were special, but also how I often get too inundated with thinking in the long-term or planning in preparation for a future event in such a way I ignore the present.

Wow, that was a long sentence :D

Great blog,

pam said...

i always say - sweat the small stuff, life is in the details - because it really bothers me when people say, basically, relax don't worry about things. i think life is made of little things - we are little people, and the only way to go through life is consciously. For you I guess it would make more sense to say - sweat the small stuff, God is in the details.

ilanadavita said...

Thanks for sharing ASJ's post and your thoughts.

chaviva said...

Keane: Hey, thanks a bunch. And btw, your music is outstanding :)

Pam: YES! I love that. Sweat the small stuff, G-d is in the details. On that's so good. I should cross-stitch it on something :)

I-D: Thanks for popping by, as always!

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