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For you are with me ...

RABBI IRWIN WIENER, D.D. | Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 10:00 am

"For you are with me, your staff is there to support me" (Psalm 23:4). These words written by King David during a very trying time in his life indicate his faith and devotion to the salvation offered by God in times of distress. Sometimes we witness the tragedy of tragedies, the taking of innocent life for no reason other than uncontrollable hate. How does color enter into the picture? Everyone is created in the image of God — no color, no religion, just a soul and a vessel that carries the soul.

How can God abandon us? After all, He too is colorless and blind to the differences within us as well as our outward appearance. Is God as blind as we are in our connection to one another? We seem to be blind to the point of indifference and turn away when needed most. Helpless, we wander through the agony of despair. We look for answers as to why we sit idle and allow our deepest distrust and anger to be part of a society that enjoys the spectacle of horror.

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