Thought for Yom Kippur – by Darren Freedman

Jonny we love you… get well soon and get out of there we all need you!
Rabbi Dessler in his essay on Teshuvah disccusses ‘complete repentance’. Even when we have repented of our sins and failures and come back to Gd, our repentence is still not complete until Gd comes back to us. How can this be achieved? A person must do all that is in his power to remove the tendency to sin from his heart and in addition to pray with all his heart that Gd will draw near to him. Only then will Hashem complete the repentance and cleanse the sinner’s heart from all tendency to sin and he will be released from the burden of the past. “I will give them a new heart and a new spirit will I place within them” (yehezekel 36:26).
 Hashem will grant forgiveness but this depends on the attitide and sincerity of the penitent himself. However, a person may long for more than mere forgiveness he wants to feel Hashems love flowing towards him again as in the past. By appealing to Hashem through love; knowing that he does not deserve it and begging for kindness. Hashem will respond accordingly; Hashem will ‘complete the repentance’.

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

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