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Being Judged Is a Compliment

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by Friedman, Rabbi Manis

“The Days of Awe are Awesome because we can’t believe how committed and how obsessed G-d is with us. It’s an awesome love!…

 

For G-d to judge the world is a kindness that is indescribable and a humility on G-d’s part.

 

He wants us to be in a relationship with Him…so much [so] that every detail of our behavior [and] lives, every act, every thought, every word we speak becomes magnified in importance and significance to Him.

So if G-d gets angry at me, that is such a compliment: I am significant to Him and that what I do matters to Him. That can only come from a humble love that G-d has for us. So instead of feeling threatened by G-d’s judgment, we should actually be complemented and fearful that we might disappoint Him, not fearful of punishment.”