Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Attitude is everything...handicapped children and thier crutches and a warning against Idolatry


Regarding a warning against idolatry, the Bible states:

"And it will be when he hears the words of this curse and he will bless himself in his heart saying, 

'There will be peace unto me for I will go as my heart sees fit' " (Deut. 29:18).

Rabbi Elchonon Wasserman used to quote his rebbe, the Chofetz Chaim, that this refers to someone 

who doesn't just do an improper act because of an impulse. Rather, he makes an entire ideology out of cruelty 

and the right to harm others - he makes a whole new set of rules for himself that are diametrically opposed to 

bible principles. The next verse (Deuteronomy 29:19) illustrates that this is a very serious offense! It is not that

 the person just happened to do something that was wrong.

There are people who cause others emotional pain in various ways and when they are rebuked, they claim, 

"I always do this. This the way those people should be treated." If someone creates for himself principles that 

are based on selfishness and callousness, he will not merely cause suffering just a few times.

 He will repeat what he does over and over again. Since he has not lost his temper, but premeditatedly decides

 to act this way, he will not regret the harm he causes. 

Our behavior towards others should not be based on our faults and negative character traits formulated into 

a policy. We must study the Torah to know the elevated behavior that is our obligation and then incorporate

 the Torah standards into our life.

 Love Yehuda--see pictures below for inspiration.

 Attitude is everything....


WOW!!  What a message.  Check out the precious smile.  Would like to meet the parents and ones that are encouraging and working to make this young ones life the very best.




What an INSPIRATION...!!!!

Your attitude towards life defines not only who you are,
but the quality of life you are after.

Whatever it is that has been bugging you,
doesn't seem so bad anymore, does it?
If only we all could have the spirit that this little boy has!