Here're some important facts to ponder while preparing for Passover: King Solomon really hit it on the nail when he said that there's nothing new under the sun.
One can't understand his or her future if they don't understand their past. Sure, we're launching satellites and transplanting organs, but since we don't understand who we are and what we're doing on earth, we still have slave mentalities, as if we were still building the pyramids in the hot sun of the Egyptian desert.
I'll prove it to you, easily.
Rav Shalom Arush told me in the name of the Ariza'l that our generation is a reincarnation of the generation that left Egypt and wandered in the desert for 4o years, what's known in Hebrew as dor hamidbar. Look at the similarities:
1. They followed the advice of the Erev Rav, the false self-destructing anti-emuna Jews, instead of the true spiritual leader. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of Jews today are making the same mistake
2. They pursued wealth and physical amenities instead of a faith-oriented lifestyle - they had their Golden Calf, and people today have plenty of them too, still worshipping money instead of Hashem
3. They cried and complained constantly, not realizing that Hashem was doing everything for their ultimate welfare. Sound familiar?
4. Despite the fact they were the sons of royalty, they maintained a slave mentality, thinking that the Egyptians were superior to them. How many today forsake emuna and tradition to be more "American" of "British"?
It doesn't matter what our particular vocation or career path is. We all must correct the above 4 points. If we do so on our own accord, we'll save ourselves a load of headaches. Emuna is the key to correcting all of the above four at once. The more we learn and spread emuna, the more we'll spare the world of the wars and natural disasters that our sages predicted for the generation that precedes Moshiach.
With emuna, we discard the slave mentality. May we all succeed in doing so soon, amen!