Baal Shem Tov

Their once was a rabbi named Yisrael Baal Shem Tov. One day he was sitting on a hillside with his students eating lunch. From where they sat, they could see their village below. As they watched, Cossack invaders overran the village killing everyone they saw–women, children, old men, young men–everyone.

As Baal Shem Tov watched the slaughter he cried out, “I wish I were God.”

One of his students asked, “How would you change this if you were God?”

“I would not change anything,” said Baal Shem Tov. “I would understand it.”

I Corinthians 13:12 – For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

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