by Reb Nati at Mystical Paths
Remember well, every single day, what is being done with us in This World. For we have come to This World at this time; in the seventieth year of the seventh century of the sixth millennium. Very soon (Hashem willing) the Geula will unfold. We are in the year 5770, there are only the 20 years until the beginning of techiyas hameysim (resurrection of the dead) according to the latest date of 210 years before the end. We are close, so very very close (please G-d)!
It has been now nearly 200 years since a very unique individual, a very special soul and teacher, Rebbe Nachman of Breslev (of blessed memory) came into This World. Those of us who follow his path are still called by his name (Breslev chassidim). We were once the most wretched and scorned among the Holy people of Israel, the chassidim that even the chassidim beat up upon. Now we find the path of Rebbe Nachman lighting the way, the torch bearers in this generation, may we be worthy.
Remember this and take it to heart! Strengthen yourselves and be brave! It is no insignificant matter! We are obligated to thank and praise Hashem's great and awesome Name, that He has saved us from the great heresy and delusion that now abounds in the world today. [Just look at the news (really, don't), it will make you dizzy!] It is only by His chen (loving kindness) that we have been saved from the confusion at a time such as this!
What can we give back to Hashem for all the good He has shown us?
Just knowing is a blessing. That He shows us kindness is a blessing. And knowing that we know and recognize this, this should encourage us! I am only able to write with Hashem's constant help and with tears. (If you only knew.)
I hear that suffering has increased for our people (as it is written). I understand (all too well) the many troubles afflicting so many souls. My heart is filled with tears as I pray before the Kadosh One, Blessed Be He, to relieve all our suffering, individually and collectively. Hours of toiling in avodas Hashem don't seem much to contribute, but what (else) can I do? What can we do? Know 'for this is to cleanse us'. Therefore we must accept this with boundless joy as well.
Oy, truly a heartfelt oy.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא