As we are fast approaching both elections and Rosh Hashana, where the fate of humanity stands…
It pays to realize a Kabbalistic doctrine.
If G-d knows the future (after all He makes it…) why for example would He first create a world – give man (what is called a Yetzer Hara – represented by the snake in the Garden of Eden – effectively within us all, there are demon/s, who seek to entice us and certainly distract us from our holy sacred Divine mission…) Why create the tendencies which caused, as the Torah tells us: the land became filled with robbery and violence, and G-d regreted the world, upon realizing that no one was seeking to do good? (but Noach.)
And then G-d continues to destroy the world and restart it – and if all of that is not a bit bizarre, He then actually feels bad that He destroyed humanity and promises never again – “wearas man’s heart has these evil tendencies from childhood” – how could the same logic used to destroy the world, be used to make it endure?!
This is a very important Kabalistic doctrine called Chessed, Din and Rachamim.
Wearas to begin with (using relationships – which this is – as an example) there is a sense of happiness (such as “the honeymoon phase”) and in this state we give – however when we find that the other partner doesn’t give back (it’s just take, take, take – and even worse violence etc.) then our hearts turn away – but (in this case, being also the judge of the world) after having harshly (globally) acted upon the anger, and the other is completely humbled (and hence now in a positive state!) the new passion that is evoked, is mercy.
It is my hope that similar to the catastrophic flood which preceded the (re)birth of a better world, this Corona calamity actually portends to the rebirth of the soon to be Messianic redemption – a redemption in which, as if awakening from a dream, the past (nightmare) not only disappears, but forever, we live in Joy, Torah, Mitzvos, Global Safety, Unity and Spirituality.