“Dad always taught me that if I do not see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is not because there is no light, but because the tunnel isn’t straight. We, as humans, do not always see the good that is just around the corner. When you look at his life from this perspective, there was so much good in it that it gives you strength.”
From a remarkable post by Rabbi Michael Melchior upon the passing of his father, Rabbi Binyamin (Bent) Melchior (24 June 1929 – 28 July 2021).
My thanks to Noah Efron for highlighting this post in the latest episode of The Promised Podcast, which is how I encountered it.