Friday, April 30, 2010


"The more we protect ourselves with fancy houses, life insurance, etc., the more of a barrier we build between Hashem and ourselves. Living in simple quarters makes us more dependent on G'd's protection." --Women at the Crossroads, Rebbitzin Chana Bracha Siegelbaum

I read this the other night and the truth of this just really hit me! In our society, we work SO hard to insulate ourselves from all chances of trial and in essence, we lose that "hand-to-mouth" provision from God. With the amounts of debt that we have today, it's not surprising that we all carry these insurance policies to cover our debt to others should something catastrophic happen. However, wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all just simplify to the point of not depending on such things and seeing the provision of God working daily in our lives? He's there, providing, every step of the way, regardless, but it's our own illusion of protection that veils our eyes from seeing it.

Just a thought for the day.

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