Following the Yellow Brick Road, Rabbi Aaron uses the Wizard of Oz to explain how our tefilot lead to the presence of God in this AlephBeta Academy online course.
He explains that God can’t give us His blessings unless we truly want them.
“The presence of God is the greatest gift because it’s the gift of feeling the presence of goodness in the full spectrum of all its colors. But for me to be receptive to that gift, I need to REALLY want that.
Tefilah is the art of receiving. Hashem can give us the greatest blessings, but the desire for those blessings have to come from us.”
View Part 2: The Need For Want