TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE
When you go out to war against your enemy and HASHEM your G-d will give him into you your hand…” (Devarim 21:10)
The Torah is only speaking against the negative inclination. (Rashi) “Wage war with strategies.” (Mishlei 20:18)
After the customer had paid the penny for the beans, she started to thank him for his kindness and to heap blessings on him, his wife, children, and grandchildren. “From here, we see that not only can a penny cause a person to control his bad midot-traits, it can transform him into a fountain of love and kindness.”
How can the tool of a few pennies or dollars be employed to conquer our selves?
into the street where he witnessed an argument between a wagon driver and a store owner. The store owner wanted the wagon driver to unload the goods into his store. The driver insisted, “I can’t!” The store owner barked back. “It’s not that you can’t! It’s that you don’t want to!” The fight went on just like but with ever increasing intensity and volume. “I can’t!” “It’s not that you can’t! It’s that you don’t want to!” Then something happened. The store owner quietly reached into his pocket and waved a few bills and said, “What if I offered you 50 zlotas? Would you be able to?” The wagon driver answered soberly, “I’ll give it try.” Reb Levi Yitzchak marveled that the wagon driver was indeed then quite capable of doing the job. It was not that he was not able it really was because he did not really want to. He also understood that that incident played out before his eyes, was to instruct him about his own circumstance. If he could only meditate on and deeply realize the true value of the accomplishment at hand then he could gain enough power leverage himself to do the impossible.