the true place.

When the Israelites escaped from Egypt and God opened the waters for them to go through, the tradition says that the experience was a ‘face’ of God that was extremely clear and personal to to them. If the spiritual experience at this time was so deep, how could they have moved on from the sea? We know that they had somewhere else to go: into the wilderness, to receive the Torah. In the same way, even though in our lives there are spiritual experiences that transform us and draw us near to God, they lose their reality if we are unwilling to ever leave that place in order to concentrate on the other practical things He asks ask to do, for Him and for others, in our path with Him.

Another way of saying it is that there are many places through which we meet with Him, but in reality the only place that is inherently for us is Him.

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