Kabbalistic Concepts

A Snapshot in Time

The Bible says that Moses asked to see the face of God, and God said, “You cannot see My face. But I will show you My back.” What does this mean? Essentially, the Creator was reminding Moses that as humans, we do not see the whole picture; we see only what the Creator chooses to reveal to us.

It’s true. When we look at another person, we don’t know how many lifetimes he has lived or what he has done. We don’t know why he was put in the vessel where he now exists, nor do we know what his tomorrow will be. We see only the limited view of this moment, this snapshot in time, so we cannot judge. There are lifetimes of experiences and information invisible to us as well as a future of possibilities that we can’t anticipate, so it behooves us to withhold judgment and look on others with a kind eye.

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