Adar 17, 5775 · March 8, 2015
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
Two ways you could write your life:
“I am so small, and I make such stupid messes that even if the Creator of this magnificent universe had some plan for me, by now He must have given up. So I do, too.“
“I am so small, and I make such stupid messes, yet nevertheless the Creator of this magnificent universe will not let go of His belief in me. So neither will I.”
Torat Menachem 5742, vol. 3, pg. 1522. Ibid 5747 vol. 4 pg. 261
I found that this hit home for me. How do we think of our life? How do we think of ourselves and how we feel about our life? I always feel small and insignificant and yet stupid messes can happen no matter how small you are in your opinion.
I normally do not give up and I always try to figure out how I make the stupid messes or if it is someone else helping me to make the messes. One person can only influence so much. You can make a stupid mess and if it does not go out on TV or the Radio who knows what has happened except the select circle of people that were there when the mess happened. So how can we think the creator feels our messes our important to anyone but us.
I enjoyed the movie Wag the Dog with Dustin Hoffman. It came out years ago but the one thing I remembered was what they called spin doctoring. They called it Wag the Dog because the tail actually controlled the whole dog. They were trying to make it so the President did not commit a crime. So they blamed it on everything else and actually made up the photographs and filmed things happening that were movie scenes and skits. By the time they were through the President looked innocent of any wrong doing.
People who create messes try to find others to blame for the messes. If they have the capabilities to do something like Wag the Dog then an innocent statement, a moment of frustration is used against a person to blame, disgrace and destroy them in every way. It is a mess in every way but it is blamed on a person that did not do anything. How can anyone believe this of the person? How can it be believable. People always want to believe someone acts worse, is inferior, or some other fact about them to make themselves feel superior. It stops being believable when it gets complex because none of the scenarios fit to disgrace the person if they lose control and if the person is not the way they show them to be. So being yourself and acting the way you always act is the best defence.
So the question here is do you give up the messes feeling that God has given up? You can use any deity you want in this question but do you quit? Do you feel the truth is unimportant and that every thing but honesty is more important in your life. Then you are the type of person who creates and blames others for your messes.
So it shows you should ask the question did I create the mess? Did it occur because I trusted someone? Realize that trusting someone is not bad but what they do with your trust can destroy you at times. So we may be in a stupid mess through no fault of our own and have to fix it.
That moment is when I think God never gives up on me. He knows I always try and do not give up. There must be a way to fix the mess. I am sure he will notice and teach me so the same mess does not happen to me again. Yet realize it can also be a Wag the Dog moment where you have to stand up for yourself and be honest. Trusting that others will be so appalled and shamed by what the others do will not work. Knowing that God has not given up on you and will help you for the truth to be shown and the stupid mess cleared up is priceless.
You can write your script by your faith and belief in a divine force that helps you and loves you. Only evil forces create messes to harm others on purpose and most people think God is angry. It is not God at all but evil filling in the spaces to create messes that may move you closer to God.