Being At Peace

“To make peace in the world we must be at peace with ourselves. To be at peace with ourselves we must know that we are unconditionally valued. That does not often happen. People value us for what we can give them. That is conditional value, what the sages called “love that is dependent on a cause” (Mishna Avot 5:16). God values us unconditionally. We are here because He wanted us to be. Our very existence testifies to His love. Unlike others, God never gives up on us. He rejects on one. He never loses faith, however many times we fail. When we fall, He lifts us. He believes in us more than we believe in ourselves.”

The Priestly Blessings (Naso, Covenant & Conversation)