It is clear to any sensible person that Moshiach is at the doorway, and the great war [preceding Moshiach’s arrival] is also at the doorway. I do not know how it will happen. Will the final redemption be like the first redemption, in which only 20% were saved? Or will everyone be saved, and there will be miracles above nature, for everyone? What is the message of the Rav to each person of the Jewish people? “We are Your nation, Yisrael” – individually, what can each person do to have a meaningful effect, for the coming of Moshiach, and that his coming should arrive with complete mercy?
We want Moshiach, to reveal his kingdom. Should each person take out 10,000 shekel from the bank, or more, in order to buy tapes of shiurim to distribute for the benefit of the public….? Should we daven stronger, should we learn more Torah? What can I do, and what can each person do, and what should each person do?
We are asking that the Rav please tell us. It is said that “If one wants to be saved from the war of Gog and Magog, he should be involved in Torah and chessed” (Sanhedrin 98a), but as it is apparent, I am asking this question not for my own sake, but for the sake of the nation of Yisrael, for the sake of HaKadosh Baruch Hu, Who doesn’t want His children to have pain.
AnswerOn one hand, a person needs to arrange his life and his day [to be prepared] that behold, he [Moshiach] is coming. At the same time, a person also needs to arrange his life and day that he [Moshiach] may chas v’shalom be prevented [from coming] whether minimally or majorly. One needs the balance between these two approaches.