How can we sing during the Seder that if we would have been liberated from Egypt but had not gotten the Torah, we would be grateful too?
Slaves who are liberated are in danger of two things. Or they feel and act still downtrodden or they become impossibly arrogant monsters who know no limits.
People who feel worth nothing and have no one to care for them, no matter how lousy, are doomed.
Therefore, we are invited to sit at the Seder table as kings and queens, princesses and princes. We were liberated as the apple of G^d’s eye.
But how could we stay humble enough to stay worthy of His admiration? The Torah comes to tame us but we only received her 50 days later …
We needed to eat humble pie, literally. That is matzah. Deflated bread.
In the desert, after we finished our matzah, we got Manna. Miraculous food that also would not allow us to have our noses so high in the air that we couldn’t see the ground because then we couldn’t reap the Manna.
And that we should have all year round, an uplifted heart and down-casted eyes. Enjoy Shabbat and Happy and Kosher Pesach!