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Positive Mitzvah 241

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Positive Mitzvah 241: Damage Caused by Fire
Exodus 22:5 "If a fire breaks out and spreads through thorns..."

At camp, Aaron's group was hiking around the lake.

The sun was setting and they were searching for a good place to light a bonfire.

Aaron came upon an ideal spot and pointed it out to their counselor.

"It looks great," agreed the counselor. "But I'm afraid of that corn-field nearby. By accident, our fire may spark a flame that might catch onto the corn."

"You're right," said Aaron. "If a fire caught, we would be responsible for the damage!"

The group continued looking for a suitable site, deciding that it was better to be safe than sorry!

This Positive Mitzvah deals with laws applying to damage caused by a fire.

Our view of the world and its Creator's view are very different.

From our perspective, there is always a giver and a taker. Whether the merchandise be knowledge, affection, or money -- somebody always seems to come out on top and someone else on the bottom. But why are there those who have and those who have not? Certainly, this is part of the Creator's plan, so there could be kindness and giving in His world. Which means that in the Creator's view, giver and taker are one. The taker is really giving and the giver receiving, for without this whole process the giver would be forever imprisoned within his own self. There is no higher and lower.

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth by Tzvi Freeman -

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