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God is totally infinite in space/time and beyond, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-everything.

Compared to God, man, the universe, and everything in it - everything is completely insignificant.

If so, why does God deem man significant enough to warrant creating him and to bestow kindness to him.

If I were to bestow kindness to a bacteria would this be considered a kindness? if all the bacteria on the rug would pray to me, would I consider it worthy of my attention? The difference between G-d and man, according to Rabbi Avigdor Miller (Tape: supporting the fallers) is infinitely greater than the difference between man and a bacteria.

  • Why wouldn't kindness to a bacteria be kindness? – JNF May 16 '13 at 18:51
  • point it is you wouldnt deem it worthy of your attention – ray May 16 '13 at 19:40
  • It would be a sign of my greatness to spend time on something so insignificant relative to me – JNF May 16 '13 at 19:42
  • ok, but not something infinitely insignificant relative to you – ray May 16 '13 at 20:41
  • Just goes even greater. To quote R' Kook: מה קטנו מעשיך ה'. (it is amazing how much Hashem put into things so small) – JNF May 16 '13 at 20:44

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