Could the world be worse?

Could G-d have made the world worse than He did?

It’s pretty bad as is.

Genocides, animal suffering, political polarization and hatred.

Are enough to make some people question G-d’s existence.

Whether there is logical proof for G-d can be debated back and forth.

It’s not a slam dunk either way.

It’s kind of like G-d created this world as a game.

And we’re the players in it.

The game (life) has rules.

And limitations.

What’s the point of it all?

I was taught that the point of the game is to find G-d.

And transform this dark world he created.

Into a place of light (Moshiach).

And, Yes, it could have been worse.

This world has a lot of darkness.

But the game also has periodic miracles.

Like G-d peeking His head out to tell us He’s here.

I know you know what I mean.

I’ve experienced them.

And you have too.

Things that don’t make sense.

Some come through righteous leaders (like the story of why I wasn’t aborted)

Some major ones happened thousands of years ago (like the Exodus and splitting of the sea).

And some of them no one else knows about besides you.

(And some even you don’t know about!)

This is how the world could have been worse than it is.

But it’s not worse.

G-d wanted you to have this tool of miracles.

So that the game wouldn’t be impossible.

Yes, miracles make the world just light enough,

That we can win the game.

And bring light to the whole world.

Try to look out for the miracles in life.

Let them inspire you.

And use them as a catalyst to learn Torah.

And do mitzvahs.

That will make you a stronger, healthier Jew.

And bring light to the world.

(If you’re wondering where I got this from).

Tanya, Shaar Hayichud Vahaemunah chapter 5.

The Talmud teaches that at first,

G-d wanted to create the world with more concealment (midas hagevurah).

But saw that it wouldn’t last.

So he tempered it with mercy (rachamim).

Which are the miracles of tzaddikim and from the Torah.


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