God Feels Your Pain

Rosh Chodesh Elul – Elul 1/August 7, 2013— Imma Shalom said… I have this tradition from my father’s house: All gates [to God, even the gates of prayer] are locked, except the gates of wounded feelings [which God hears, and responds to, immediately].

(Talmud, Baba Metzia 59b)

For reflection: This is not easy work. God understands the fragility of our humanity, and responds. Can you imagine being that responsive to the hurts and wounded feelings of those whom you love? What would that be like? How can you begin?

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