Shlach: The Ultimate Partnership
The ability we have to exercise free choice is one of the great features of our humanity.
As Victor Frankl put it “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Yes, there may be powerful forces or people who try to manipulate others to behave in a certain way.
In the current age of social media there could be hashtags which trigger worldwide movements.
Yet we should always remember that notwithstanding these forces, we retain control at all times.
When G-d created the universe, it was an imperfect world. He did so because he was inviting mankind to become his partners in creation.
G-d in his kindness was granting a most generous gift to his people.