Tishrei 5, 5773 · September 21, 2012
Based on letters and talks of the Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson
There is no human relationship until a relationship has broken down. As long as each fulfills the other’s expectations, there is only a contract. There are no people, only transactions.
Once trust is breached, a new depth enters: The depth of the person. If there is truly a relationship—if it is the person inside that matters—then there is a search for forgiveness, for return and for healing.
So it was that within forty days of entering into a contract with the One Above, the Children of Israel sinned. And the soul below and the One Above discovered they could not part from one another.