More on relationships

Posted by David on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 8:16 AM.

From Chabad's Daily Dose:

There is no human relationship until a relationship has broken down. As long as each fulfills the other’s expectations, there is only a contract. There are no people, only transactions.

Once trust is breached, a new depth enters: The depth of the person. If there is truly a relationship -- if it is the person inside that matters -- then there is a search for forgiveness, for return and for healing.

So it was that within forty days of entering into a contract with the One Above, the Children of Israel sinned. And the soul below and the One Above discovered they could not part from one another.