Sunday, October 16, 2016

Loving Rebuke - My Problem

A few minutes ago I called a very chashuv Rov and before I could get to what I wanted to ask he said [he is a straןght shooter] "אתה יודע מה הבעיה שלך?"

I braced myself. "You know what your problem is?" is NEVER a question but a lead in for someting you usually don't want to hear.

On the other hand it is refreshing when someone tells you something that you don't want to hear provided that it is coming from a good place.

One of the 48 kinyanei Torah is אוהב את התוכחות - loving rebuke. 

Unfortunately he didn't say "Your problem is that you have tons of money in the bank and you don't even know about it. Withdraw the money and start writing million dollar checks to tzedaka".