You shall love your neighbour as yourself – by Darren Freedman

Rav Dessler writes:

If one were only to reflect that a ‘person comes to love the one to whom he gives’, he would realise that the only reason the other person seems a stranger to him is because he has not yet given to him; he has not taken the trouble to show him friendly concern. If I give to someone I feel close to him; I have a share in his being. It follows that if I were to start bestowing good upon everyone I came into contact with I would soon feel that they are all my relatives, all my loved ones. I now have a share in them all; my being has extended into all of them. By giving to him of yourself you will find in your soul that you and he are indeed one; you will find in the clearest possible manner that he really is to you ‘as yourself’

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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