Part 2: “Divine Providence”, Chapter 2: “Mankind in this world”
We've managed to shed some light on one of the most perplexing of ethical and
spiritual paradoxes-- why the righteous often suffer and the wrongful
prosper. And we've done what we could to temper the hearts of those who deny
there being a G-d in the world or Divine justice, Heaven forfend.
But what would ever bring a person to such a hapless conclusion? The simple
fact that he or she had never been exposed to the grander scheme of things.
For after all, once one factors in a whole other stage upon which the drama
of life plays itself out-- The World to Come-- a plethora of factors and
phenomena come to light. And the very real conclusion that there's indeed a
G-d who's almighty and just shines.
The truth be known, though, the righteous *do* often prosper in their
lifetimes, we're happy to assert. We'll delve into that in the following
chapter. As well as into the whole issue of right and wrong; the struggles we
all have doing what's right, and the impediments we often face; the reason
why certain stumbling blocks are laid at our feet at times, while we're
allowed free reign to achieve our spiritual goals at other times; some other
reasons why people suffer; why some people are leaders and others are
followers; the ways our chances of reaching spiritual perfection are
maximized; and more.
This series is dedicated to the memory of Yitzchak Hehrsh ben Daniel,
and Sarah Rivka bas Yaakov Dovid.
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