Or perhaps you despise the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience; because you don’t realize that G-d’s kindness is intended to lead you to turn from your sins.
Why do the wicked prosper? Why is the Father so merciful to someone like me despite my sin and failure? Why does a parent ask their child to do, instead of telling? Why does a mother coo over and do for a selfish, ungrateful child? Love. Love and goodness and kindness. You can’t hate, beat or mistreat someone into loving you. The Father calls to each of us through His mercoes and blessings. We should do the same to those far off to bring them close to the Father. May we love our brothers and sisters as our Heavenly Father loves us.