Praying for the Kidnapped Students
by Reb Gutman Locks
What does G-d want from us? Why does He bring these horrible disasters to us? The three Jewish boys who have been kidnapped by terrorists are righteous young yeshiva students. Certainly, they did not do anything so evil to deserve this kind of punishment. Why, then did G-d bring this horrible thing to Israel?
When such a shocking thing happens, look to see what comes next, and then you will begin to see why Hashem brought it. What has been the across-the-board Jewish reaction to this disaster? Jews have come together, to pray, to console, and to express dismay over the plight of these boys.
It seems obvious that this is what Hashem wanted from us, and maybe if we all come together now wherever we are, He will be overwhelmed by our love for one another, and He will immediately release the boys unharmed.
If we give G-d what He wants, He will not have to give us such horrible reasons to react.
It won’t cost anything to try, and it certainly will strengthen us wherever we are.
Orthodoxy is an abusive relationship with a madman:
Abuser (god): Kidnaps three children, but ‘it’s for your best’ and to ‘teach you a lesson’, once everyone is grieving and in sorrow, then, maybe, just maybe, you’ll get your three children back.. and maybe they’ll be physically unharmed (bc you know they’re going to be psychologically messed up). And hey, god doesn’t want to do this to us. He wants to be a nice guy, but we’re just never doing enough to be perfect, obedient slaves to it in every minute detail of our lives, so what choice do he have, god has to hurt us so we’ll learn…