Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Strenghtening Ourselves Through Teshuva

With Elul upon us, I have begun reading "Lights Along the Way", Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski's commentary on Mesillas Yesharim and it is doing me (hopefully) a world of good.
I just get so angry and frustrated at myself for getting into these messes over and over again. On the one hand I am proud of myself for making the concerted effort to do Teshuva for my constant and repeated failings but I am so disappointed that I keep repeating the same mistakes and I can't help but wonder if this time my teshuva will really "stick". Why can't I be the kind of person with enough Yiras Shomayim not to get myself into these predicaments in the first place????

2 comments:

rickismom said...

Chazal say that it takes 70 years to change a midah.
Have to take baby steps, I quess.
But I also feel the same way a lot!

rebecca said...

The Naughty Boy

There was a naughty boy,

And a naughty boy was he,

He ran away to Scotland

The people for to see

Then he found

That the ground

Was as hard,

That a yard

Was as long,

That a song

Was as merry,

That a cherry

Was as red,

That lead

Was as weighty,

That fourscore

Was as eighty,

That a door

Was as wooden

As in England

So he stood in his shoes

And he wonder'd;

He stood in his shoes

And he wonder'd.

-----by aoc gold