What is G‑d’s ultimate delight?

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Menachem Av 25, 5775 · August 10, 2015​

What is G‑d’s ultimate delight?

That a human soul will build portals of light so that the Creator’s presence may shine into His creation.

The Ultimate Delight

That a breath from His essence will pull herself out from the mud and turn to Him in love.

That a child of His being, exiled to the shadows of a physical world, will discover that the darkness is nothing more than Father hiding, waiting for His child to discover Him there.

But none of these can reach to the essence of all delights, the origin of all things, the hidden pleasure beyond all pleasures: The delight that this breath, this soul, this child did it all on its own.

Tzvi Freeman, director of Ask The Rabbi for Chabad.org, is the author of two volumes of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth — collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe — a s well as numerous articles and essays on Jewish mysticism, philosophy and practice. He also writes Chabad.org’s widely acclaimed Daily Dose of Wisdom mailed daily to tens of thousands of subscribers. Or subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman’s writing with the Freeman Files subscription.

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