“…G-d was faithful in bringing upon us the curses, so He will surely bring upon us the blessings as well. So long as all these things had not been fulfilled, one could say that it will happen in far-off times. But now that, in our times, curses that no one would have believed would occur have come about, the blessings, too, will surely be fulfilled.
…The purpose of the curses is to make us aware that following the Torah presents a great challenge.
…It is a challenge that comes along with both blessings and curses. We must remain undaunted by these curses, rising to meet the challenge.”