Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
“I am happy that you serve HaShem, that you trust in Him deeply and rely on Him in all your affairs, and that you freed your mind from the thought that any creature can help you without the Creator. You are indeed one who trusts in HaShem truly and wholeheartedly.
“However, it is not right that you conceal from your fellowmen the high degree of piety that you have attained. Now that you have attained mastery over yourself and have overcome your passions, it is proper to show your deeds to people and reveal your heart to them. This way you will be honored by them in this world and will leave a good name among them, as it says in Scripture: ‘I will give them in My House and within My walls a monument and a name, better than the sons or daughters’ (Yeshiyahu 56:5); ‘I will make you a great name, a name like the great ones in the land’ (Shmuel II, 7:9).
“Moreover, people will learn from your conduct, and you will be rewarded through them. Therefore, do not hide from them your deeds, except those that it is impossible to reveal and to show other people. You will have honor and prestige in this world, and a goodly reward in the World-to-Come.”
For the Elevation of the Soul: Eugene Narrett