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Daily Lift #882

Emulate The Creator

The mitzvah to develop our character is the mitzvah to "walk in the ways of our Creator." Viewing events and situations in this light will elevate the mundane, for in the ultimate view of life nothing is mundane. Every moment presents its unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

By acting and reacting in ways that are kind, compassionate, understanding, and sensitive, you emulate the Creator and bring the Shchinah (Divine presence) into your home. No accomplishment could be greater.

(From Rabbi Pliskin's book "Marriage" - A Introduction, p.11)

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