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"A basic misunderstanding of God's greatness"

“For many clever men, the difficulty that is an obstacle to understanding God comes not from His greatness but from a basic misunderstanding of His greatness.

The person who thinks that God is justifiably concerned with the vast affairs of the galaxy and is not concerned so much about my reciting a blessing before eating a chocolate bar does not really see the greatness of God.

To the Divine Omniscience, there is no large or small, significant or insignificant detail in the infinity of the universe.

This is the justification for man’s saying: ‘I am ignorant and do not know’.

But as with all the other creatures of the world, God replies, ‘I am with thee always.'”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From “Intimacy with God” p.323 in The Long Shorter Way by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz