Let My People Know

"You can regard your faults as harboring creative potential"

In this season of teshuva, do not be satisfied with asking forgiveness for the evil you may have done.

This is only the beginning.

Come to grips not only with your failing, but also with your past that gave birth to it.

In this way, you can regard the faults as harboring creative potential for the beginning of a new and beautiful story.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From an essay, "Teshuva," September 19, 2003, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz