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Me too. It is so easy to find faults with others. If we are struggling with hatred for others the best we can do for them is to pray for them. If our ranting will not have an affect on others then let us trust our Loving Father that He will take care of us and is handling the situation as He sees best. What we CAN do is to pray for them and increase Ahavas Yisroel. Let us emerge from ‘the dislike of the unlike mode’ to the ‘like of the unlike mode’. This can only be achieved through positive actions and holding ourselves back when wanting to criticize. If we hold ourselves back because we want to do Hashem’s will this is equivalent to doing positive actions. In fact it is worth even more. See rabeinu Yonah (Shaarei teshuva 3 7 ) where he explains a most bizarre statement חביבין דברי סופרין יותר מיינה של תורה. The gist of what he says is that the tachlis of Torah and Mitzvos is to enhance our Yiras Shamayim. Every Takono of Chazal is to ensure we do not encroach on an IssurMin Hatorah. So at the root of all Takanos Derabanan is Yiras Shamayim which is the purpose of the whole Torah. When a person refrains, because of his Yiras Shamayim, from doing or speaking something which he has a strong urge to do he has actively been practicing Yiras Shamayim which is the ultimate purpose of the whole Torah. He has thus hit Bullseye!
Wishing you all holy brothers Siyata Dishmaya and srenity to do His will and we should be zocheh to see the end of this Tzoro very soon and experience the Geula Shleima bekorov Mamash.April 3, 2020 11:02 am at 11:02 am in reply to: Why do so many continue to ignore restrictions on gatherings and travel #1846669
I think that we now need to increase ahavas yisroel. It is clear that the ones who are not adhering to the rules NOW are a breed of their own. Every society has people who have an agenda and ‘know better’. Torah does not take bechira away and does not make the insane sane. Let us not give them the attention they are yearning but to improve ourselves, and perhaps take some actions of love. Daven for these poor souls. They think that they are healthy but they are extremely sick. Praying for someone is also an amazing way of removing hatred. After all you cannot daven for someone and hate him at the same time. Don’t worry if you are not genuine in your tefilos.’Do the actions and the feelings will follow’. Gut Shabbes and Shabbat Shalom to all my holy brothers and sisters
I second the suggestion of reaching out to GYE. If there is addiction involved you might do yourself a lot of good if you search an anon program. Anon is for friends or immediate family of the addict
I find davening extremely challenging. And I find the call to be mischazek and an increase in Torah and tefila causing me anxiety as those are most certainly on a lesser level than before this outbreak. Can anyone identify? Anyone with some words of wisdom?