Friday, 24 August 2018

Do it for future generations

by Hashem Help Me (See all authors)

Do it for future generations

In Sifrei Rav Tzadok, in the back of chelek bais, there is a section titled Yisroel Kdoshim. On page 28 of the print I was using, he is in the middle of discussing Shimshon, Dovid and Bas Sheva, and Yosef Hatzaddik. He makes a statement, "and so it is with the nisyonos of every new generation - the challenges are in new inyonim that no one was previously misgaber, and therefore these challenges demand great strength to conquer.”

The message regarding our generation's extreme nisayon with technology is twofold, I believe. One - this challenge IS SUPPOSED TO BE HARDER than other issues. It was given to OUR generation and no one before us trail-blazed through the sewer of technology to "make a path" for future generations. Secondly - if WE will be these trailblazers and if WE conquer this by being omed b'nisayon with mesiras nefesh, we will be doing a great service to our children's generation by having created a mehalech, thereby making it much easier for them. So let us rise to the challenge and steamroll through this jungle - if not for ourselves, then for our children.