What does the Book of Psalms say about fleeing?
”I have placed my trust in the Lord;
Thus, how can you say of my soul,
Your mountain, that it flees like a bird?"
For one who has taken refuge in God, this means one’s soul is connected to its source. Although we do not always understand why events happen the way they do, the Holy One, Blessed is He, is the one refuge that transcends all time and all occurrences.
It is written that the Messianic era can be brought forth in our time by these three things: "teshuva" - returning to closeness with God, “tzedaka” - giving charity and helping one another and “tefilla” - praying.
When we are faced with challenges and we feel like fleeing like a bird, the refuge we seek is close at hand. It is as close as the person standing next to us as we help one another and pray for one another.”
(from the book "Software for the Soul: Psalms for Everyone - discovering the inner meanings"
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