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Friday, October 7, 2011

"What's wrong with me, doctor?"

A diagnoses for your Yom Kippur...

Hey there, classmates.

After reading an amazing article on,I decided that Yom Kippur should go by in two steps. There's probably a million different sub-steps, but that'd take quite a while. So for the sake of this post, we'll say two steps and write about the first.
What's the first step, you ask? Well, as if you were visiting a doctor, the first step is diagnosis. Need I define diagnosis? Probably not. I'll do it anyhow, though.


Medicine/Medical .
the process of determining by examination thenature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
the decision reached from such an examination.Abbreviation:  Dx
Biology scientific determination; a description that classifiesa group or taxon precisely.
a determining or analysis of the cause or nature of a problemor situation.
an answer or solution to a problematic situation.

Okay, so I defined it. Or rather, Googled it and copied/pasted the definition here on the post.

Now, as we all know, I'm thrilled with analogies. So, on that note, let's begin:

Say you went to the doctor because you had a hernia, and you told the doctor you just had indigestion -- he'd probably give you the wrong medicine and it would just make you sicker.
Now, as you might imagine, there are many people who are not aware of this "hernia". There are also, however, some who are not willing to admit they have this "hernia".
Okay, so maybe my analogy didn't entirely fit.
My point is, there are people who have done things very wrong, yet they won't admit everything they did. They'll take the medicine for indigestion instead. You're probably saying "Well, G-d knows all that I've done wrong." Entirely true, as he is all-knowing, but it's the same as making your sibling angry, s/he won't give you what you truly want -- forgiveness -- unless you repent everything. Poor sister must have to deal with your "indigestion" quite a bit.
So if you lighten up what you've done wrong; if you only repents for a few of your sins, how can G-d justify giving you your medicine of forgiveness? Your just going to make your hernia a lot worse.
So, when 6 'o clock comes around tonight, set your heart to do what's right. Diagnose each and every one of your problems, and let the doctor know what's wrong with you.

As always, your host,

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