The Eye of a Needle

Elul 3/August 9, 2013—  R. Yasa said: “The Holy Blessed One said to Israel: ‘My children, present to Me an opening of repentance no bigger than the eye of a needle, and I will widen it into an opening through which wagons and carriages can pass.’”

(Song of Songs Rabbah, 5:2)

For reflection: ‘Doing’ t’shuvah is not easy. But, like many other worthwhile processes, a person need only start the job. Once that is begun, God meets us where we are, helping us to surmount the challenge. Start somewhere.


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