A DASH OF BAD FOR GOOD
Heaps of delicious ingredients could go to utter waste
If a little bit of salt doesn’t coax out amazing taste
A big bucket of white paint can be still whiter when
A little bit of black is added to that paint can
Scents of blossoms and other aromas so delicate
Smell sweeter yet with a drop of whale vomit
Many are the blessings we once thought was a curse
Who then is to judge what is bad in our universe?
Based upon a lecture by Rabbi S. Green of www.bircas.org
There is a verse that says “mee’pee Elyon Loh Saytzay Ha’raos” from the mouth of the Almighty does not come forth the bad. There is no such thing as saying anything G-d does is bad. In fact, we are told that we must make a blessing on the bad, just as we do on the good, for all is really, in essence good, though we might not see it with our limited vision.