Whatever you truly want!


Hashem gives everyone what they really want.  The tzaddik (righteous person) wants the reward for his mitzvot in the World to Come and the punishment for his misdeeds in this world, which he knows is anyway transient and insignificant.  On the other hand, the rasha (wicked person) desires nothing so much as material achievements and if he were consulted, he would certainly prefer the reward of his mitzvot to be paid in currency of this world: gratification, riches and honor.  He is not particularly interested in the World to Come, and if he has to suffer he would much prefer to postpone the suffering for a world about whose existence he is in any case not completely convinced. ~ R’ Eliyahu Dessler zt”l

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