Don’t Change. G-d Loves You Just the Way You Are

MP900390499You are Unique.

There are no two people in the world who are exactly alike.

In looks or in thoughts or in deeds.

G-d made it that way.

Torah says:

Our rabbis taught: If one sees a crowd of Israelites, one says: ‘Blessed be He who discerns secrets’—because the mind of each is different from that of another, just as the face of each is different from that of another. (Talmud, Berachot 58a.)

When a human being makes many coins from the same mint, they are all the same. God makes everyone in the same image—His image—yet none is the same as another. (Talmud:Sanhedrin 4:5)

G-d Loves You

You are a unique individual. G-d understands your strengths and weaknesses. He appreciates your unique personality. A person may think themselves small, in the grand scheme of things, but to G-d each person has great potential. He loves the simple person, sincere in their daily chores, work and family life. He wants them to also include Him in their life – for their own good.

I envy the simple, honest man who works from 9 to 5 and brings bread home to the family. One that takes time to take care of the needs of each family member. One that relates to each according to their personality. One that infuses Judaism in their daily family life.

G-d loves them too.

A Better You

In the song which Moses says to the People of Israel, he says “Let My Teaching Fall Like Rain” (Torah – Torah Reading : HaAzinu / Deuteronomy 8:17).

Let my teaching fall like rain
and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants.

G-d’s word, the Torah, is like rain. It helps a person blossom. It helps them to bring out their potential. What is there, it will help a person grow. If a person is kind, it will help them to bring out their kindness. It will make them grow, to approach their potential to do good for others, by motivating and by its teachings.

The Right Path to Kindness.

Let’s take kindness.

Being truly Kind entails understanding kindness. At times, being cruel is being “kind” and at times being kind is being “cruel.” The Torah teaches what actions are in order for what situations.

For instance a person who gently forces an unwilling person to take bitter medication – is kind.

Giving a person illegal drugs can be cruel.

The Torah teaches us to bring out our kindness in the most effective way.

Water of Torah

The Torah is like rain.

It will help you bring out your best.

Reluctance to change causes thinking erroneously that if one takes upon themselves a new Mitzvah, they will lose autonomy. A new Mitzvah opens new horizons for a person. It allows them to break their plateau, while bringing out the best of their personalities to ultimately help them reach their potential.

Rain doesn’t change a flower.

It just brings out its true potential.

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