The more a person regards the world with a material orientation, the less he enjoys spiritual insight. Conversely, the more a person realizes the folly and futility of material endeavors, the more he seeks spirituality and gains spiritual insight. Spiritual insight enables a person to see things that others don't see at all. How? Imagine that you're standing on the top of a mountain; your field of vision is much further and wider than a person who is standing on a lower ledge or at the bottom of the mountain. By the same token, the higher a person's spiritual level, the more he or she sees. We can now understand how the average man can not at all understand the decisions and considerations of our spiritual leaders; he cannot see what they see...
This week's Torah portion is Balak. Among other things, it tells about Hashem's amazing love for His chosen people; read all about it in Phenomenal Patience.
Also featured this week:
Dr. Zev Ballen - The Therapy Culture
Rav Nissan Dovid Kivak - Doing My Job
G-d bless for a wonderful week! If you're headed for vacation, please drive safely and don't forget to say the The Traveler's Prayer (Tefilat Haderech). Hashem loves you and we do too.