The power of prayer (continued)

 

We must ask ourselves: “Am I here for gratification of my body! The body is destined to ultimate decay in the grave! Why would Hashem create me with such a sophisticated spiritual and emotional apparatus if I were meant just to work like a mule all my life then die and then become dinner for the worms? My body, with all I’ve invested in it – the spa, the hairdresser, the massages, the beauty treatments – ends up as fertilizer for the flowers. It’s a harsh realization, but it’s true. Is that all there is to life?”
Hashem wouldn’t have given us a soul – our spiritual self – without a purpose. We can therefore summise that there must be a continuation of spiritual life far beyond physical demise. We toil in this world and reap the rewards in the world to come.

Rabbi Arush, Foundations of Emuna, Garden of Emuna, http://www.breslev.co.il.

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go.  Keep them coming.

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