Monday, March 17, 2014

In the inner places God cries

Dr. Gafni tells us the story of Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, Rebbe of Piaseczno...
In the inner places God cries… God’s tears are so infinitely powerful… And God feels the infinite pain of the world… And if that tear would but fall in the outer world, the world would be destroyed. So, in an act of infinite love, God holds the divine tears in the inner house, in order to allow the world the possibility of existence.
And the Rebbe of Piaseczno so loved God that he was willing to enter his own destruction, in order to enter the inner house of the Divine to cry with God…
What is God doing when this happens? God is crying. God’s tears are shedding. And how can you believe in a God who cries? How can you believe in a God who doesn’t cry?
And for me, in my life, at times when I couldn’t find the Divine, when I couldn’t find the sacred energy of joy, the energy that I most naturally live in and love, I was able to find the divine tears. And knowing that God is crying, that God’s power is not only infinite, but God’s pain is infinite, that God suffers in our suffering, and in that place of our suffering we can actually find God, because God is suffering with us. And in that finding of God in the depths of suffering, something falls away, and the ultimate sweetness, the ultimate love is revealed–even in the darkest of places. Because in the suffering itself, God is with us. In the tears themselves, God cries with us.
Let all the tears be healed. Let all pain be transformed to joy. Let all hurt and betrayal be transformed to love.