According to the Talmud “if you want to find God you find him in the midst of a couple in love”. (Illustrative image Infobae)
For the Jewish religion, God represents the source of good and morality. When we say that God is close to us, it means, in other words, that we are noble people.
In fact, many people who are good and ethical without being clear about the idea of God, are close to God also for Judaism.
The Day of Forgiveness is a day of reconciliation between each human being with God, that is, with goodness and morality.
There is a close neighbor with whom we should especially reconcile: our partner.
This reconciliation is generated when we adopt an attitude of humility and apologize for our mistakes with our neighbors and with God.
The Talmud – that book that collects rabbinic discussions – says that “if you want to find God, you find him in the midst of a couple in love.”
In this context, there is a close neighbor with whom we should especially reconcile: our partner.
“Understanding and construction of love”, by Isaac Sacca, Free download[El libro sobre el amor en la pareja del rabino Isaac Sacca se puede descargar gratis clickeando acá.]
A couple in love is a couple that respects each other first, offers each other and feels gratification when being in each other’s company or remembering each other.
And although in principle we should be careful to relate correctly to avoid needing to ask for forgiveness, no matter how much in love we are, asking for forgiveness is inevitable, because we are human and we make mistakes. In case of inappropriate reactions, asking for forgiveness serves to rebuild the relationship.
The request for forgiveness must be sincere and real, and especially it must be verbalized. The sincere and honest word, the word spoken with love, heals the soul and generates a positive bond with whom we reconcile.
Synagogue in Buenos Aires. A meeting place on the Day of Forgiveness. (Gustavo Gavotti)
We humans make mistakes and we learn. Mistakes are part of that process. That’s what forgiveness is for. However, we should not make mistakes with the justification that we can later ask for forgiveness. There comes a time when it becomes implausible and false.
When we make a mistake and generate discord and rupture, we can remedy the bond with a sweet and pleasant apology, with sincere words.
The Day of Forgiveness is a day to reconnect with the source of goodness and morality, so that it influences our way of acting ethically in a harmonious manner.
For this to happen, God tells us: first reconcile with your neighbor, but mainly with your partner, only then will you truly demonstrate that you are noble.
God’s residence is not in heaven, it is in the house of lovers.