The Purpose of Our Disease
“See, I give you today [both] a blessing and a curse. The blessing [will come] when you obey the commandments… The curse [will come] if you disobey the commandments…”—Deuteronomy 11:26-28.
The command to “see” means to focus the mind until one “sees” things clearly. It is G‑d‘s call to the individual to seriously ponder the choice of good and evil, of blessing and curse, until it becomes as clear as something one has observed with his physical eyes.