Shabbos, September 7/ ז’ אלול

Reflect how a servant has obligations to his Master.  The Master takes care of the servant’s needs.  When the servant reflects on his Master’s kindness, he will use his body and soul to find favor in his Master’s eyes.  My service should be with a whole and sincere heart.

Additional insights from HoRav Malinowitz:

The essence of my avodas Hashem, my raison d’etre, is to use the gifts Hashem has given me — from very existence to life itself to everything I have, including food, shelter, everything — to say thank you, thank you, thank you to Him — by doing His will!

(And the ultimate irony — for doing that logical natural service — I actually get rewarded!  For all eternity!!)