Getting closer to someone is risky business. In particular, there are two pitfalls to look out for.
- Does the other party want you any closer? If the answer is no, and you try anyway, you’re not a friend, you’re not getting closer, and you’re probably headed for criminal charges.
- Is there anywhere closer to get? Or are you perhaps already as close you can get?
- He has asked us to do them, thus inviting us to get closer.
- The Mitzvahs are all-important to Him, they are His deepest need and desire. Thus when we provide Him with the fulfillment of that need for Mitzvahs, we are as well.