I have spent hours trying to get Blogger to cooperate with me, I guess that you could say that I lost, so I am inserting the second half of the previous post here.
I don’t like comments like that, they feel too pat, too packaged, but I’d be lying if I said that it didn’t resonate with me. I have written numerous times about how I have trouble davening, I always feel better when I am davening outside. I have tremendous memories of davening on the top of a boat sailing to
Maybe it takes being outdoors for me to be open, I don’t know. But I do know that I don’t want to live in a world in which people do the right thing because they think that they will be rewarded for it and I don’t want to live in a world in which you think that you can commit horrible acts throughout your life and be automatically forgiven just because you suddenly find G-d.
There needs to be a balance. And I think that there is.