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All for Good Date: March 15, 2004
We must use the experiences of the world to grow from while understanding that why what occurs in the world is God's will and not our knowledge but His.
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kmcgrew Date: April 09, 2004
Does the view that all which happens is the will of HaShem mean that free will has no role in our lives? My only child, a 19-year old son, died of an accident on January 15, 2004. Was that the will of HaShem or the result of a series of free will decisions he made which turned out to be careless and resulted in his death?
dbotton Date: April 14, 2004
There is no way for us to know, nor can we even postulate, why your son died, but we do know it is the will of Hashem that he is no longer here and that we are faced with this tragic experience.

How we react to this and every experience in life is where we hace free will. We are charged with seeing every challenge presented to us as being a call to properly direct and increase our service to the creator. We can choose to succeed or do nothing and fail.

My deepest condolences.


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