Embarrassed to Face God?


Citing the gemara in Brachos that one who is embarrassed of his sins is forgiven for all of them,  I heard from Rav Shmuel Braun in the name of Rav Kook zt”l that if a person feels so low from the sins that he committed to the extent that he cannot face Hashem and daven properly or perform mitzvos with a healthy and glad soul, this person should realize that at that moment, because of this feeling of embarrassment before Hashem, it has just rectified him completely; he is a complete bal teshuvah and is now on such an exalted level, that he should be so happy to serve Hashem.

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10 Responses to Embarrassed to Face God?

  1. Jack says:

    If a person believes in the 13 principles including that Hasham punishes the one who does not observe the Torah Hasham will accept his Tsuvah, But if a person does not believe in 1 of the 13 principles he is not consider a jew according to the Rambam.

  2. Emuna Daily says:

    Please show me the source that he would not be considered a Jew. I don’t think you are interpreting properly. The Rambam discusses a tinok shenishba for starters…

  3. Jack says:

    In Rambam on Mishnayot Sanhedrin Chapter 10 at the beginning.

  4. Jack says:

    An Apikoros by chose is not a tinok shenishba.

  5. shikkerdovid says:

    Really love this idea. It just shows that gd looks into your heart to see that although you are not perfect, if you want to be perfect but are flawed, have a yetzer hara, gd understands. Really beautiful.

  6. Jack says:

    But of course we need do Tsuvah before we go up to Heaven, And we don’t know the day so we are going to do Tsuvah today.

  7. Manny says:

    What I think Jack meant was that this lesson only applies to those who believe in the basic principles of our faith.

    Obviously if someone doesn’t believe at all they won’t be embarrassed of Hashem. But it could also be that if someone has problematic beliefs in one of the 13 principles of faith the above saying may also not apply.

    • Jack says:

      Yes I agree If someone wants to know the truth but he is still struggling to understand all the principles he is consider a Jew, But if someone wants live a life like liberal you cant say that he has faith of Hasham.

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