Wednesday, 09 May 2012

With all your heart

by GYE (See all authors)

"Ve'ahavta Es Hashehm Elokecha Bechol Levavcha"... "And you should love Hashem your G-d with all your heart". We say it a few times a day, but in what ways are we able to show that we love G-d? Yes, we daven, we learn a little Torah, we give some Tzedaka, but let's be honest with ourselves, do we really think that we fulfill "to love G-d with all your heart" sufficiently with these mitzvos? How many of these Mitzvos do we do out of rote or because people expect it of us? And even if not, how much heart do we really put into the mitzvos to be able to call them "loving G-d with all your heart"?

So how indeed can we really show G-d that we love him? How can we truly fulfill that which we say a few times every day? The answer is Sexual Purity. That's the area where we truly need to give our hearts to G-d. How we guard our eyes and thoughts is hidden, nobody knows. We aren't doing it for anyone else. And it's not easy. For some of us, the struggle is very real and it requires truly giving our hearts away to G-d.

But when we realise this, especially those who struggle in this area more than others, we need to actually thank G-d that he has given us this great opportunity that not everyone has, to fulfill the Mitzva to truly love him.