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We should be grateful for all we have and take note of our daily “miracles”

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Miracles are all around us.
Miracles are all around us. Photo: David Cohen/Flash90

There are several approaches to the matter of miracles. One is that a miracle is a marvel. Like the miracle of the oil that burned in the Temple menorah for eight days. And thus light overcame darkness.

The miracle that a handful of Jews were able to overcome the many powerful and well-armed Greeks is a marvelous victory. The Bible is full of such miracles that God performed on behalf of the Israelites. The crossing of the Red Sea, the Exodus from Egypt, wandering 40 years in the desert, entering the Promised Land are all miracles.

But no matter the size of the miracle, as soon as things calm down, the memory of it tends to fade, and often gets lost, forgotten. And then what happens to the Israelites?

The people go back to grumbling, complaining and infighting. No miracle manages to sustain the people with an uplifted mindset for any period of time. And it can be draining seeking to be saved all the time by miracles from an external source.

Another approach says that a miracle is not only...

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