The Creation of T’shuvah

Elul 5/August 11, 2013— God knew that humanity would sin. That is why God created t’shuvah before God created people.

(Otzer Midrashim)

For reflection: Rather than seeing humans as flawed and in need of fixing, God understood what would be the nature of human action and frailty, creating its antidote in advance so that there would be understanding and acceptance of our missing the mark. Consider if this knowledge brings you comfort or despair. How can it influence the soul accounting you are embracing at this time?

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