Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d

All and Each

We think about everything.

The general picture, as well as each detail.

Sometimes we focus on the big picture, and sometimes on a singular thing.

So we think about the world, and we think about ourselves.

We think about nations at war, at peace, arguing, helping. And we think about this person or that, and about personal issues, and how to view them and address them.

We are global, and we are individual.

Indeed, the sages say that a person is a small world.

When we look at ourselves, we can see a reflection of the world. And visa versa.

And what we do, affects everyone else.

As Maimonides says, a person should always consider that the world is evenly balanced (on the scale of merit and the opposite), and one good deed can tip the scale, for the entire world, for merit.

G-d is everywhere, in each thing, yet He is also greater than the universe, which He recreates every moment with just one “word.”

And we can emulate Him, as we focus on doing one more Mitzvah, one more good deed, one more act of helping, one more penny in a charity box, all for the sake of elevating ourselves and our part in the world, ultimately affecting and benefitting everything.

What an amazing world, where we each have this incredible and important role to play.

Until the entire world will bask in the light and warmth of G-dliness, and everyone will see and accept His rulership, with the coming of Moshiach, in the final Redemption.

May it happen now.

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