Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A Door Opening Outwards

Woe to the home where the husband seeks his peace in the outside world! Woe to the home whose door opens outwards - where the man tries to draw his wife out of her internal peace, involving her in all the worries and bothers associated with his activities. Once one enters the raging storms of that world, he is soon caught up in them, without escape. If one's home remains a quiet refuge however, he can step out of the storm and strife. Woe to him who opens the door of his home so that the storms of the world enter. Where will he go now, in order to find peace and sanctuary?

(Rabbi Eliyahu Kitov)