How Would You Respond?
1. The plans have been completed for the extensive construction project. The land has been purchased and the money raised. The full team of workers are ready to begin. The success of this venture will virtually assure a bright future for your company, and a failure could be financially devastating. Suddenly you are advised that the project will play havoc on the local environment, with a particularly destructive effect on certain endangered waterlife in the region.
2. Rabbi Aryeh Levine recounted: "After Mincha (the afternoon service) my teacher (Rav Kook), as was his custom, set out on a walk in order to focus his thoughts. I accompanied him. On the way I plucked a flower. He trembled and said to me softly: 'Believe me, I have always been careful not to purposelessly pluck a blade of grass or a flower which could grow and develop; for there is no grass from below that does not have a Mazel (force from above) from above imploring it 'Grow!.' Each blade of grass says something, each stone whispers a secret, each creature utters a song."
-Malachim Kivnei Adam, Simcha Raz, pp239-240 Source, pg.15
Points For Study
"Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and On the other hand... subdue it; have dominion over...every living thing..."
Genesis 1:28 Source, pg.16
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