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We read the Posuk every day in the Shema, "You shall love Hashem, Your G-d, With all your heart" (6:5)
Chazal tell us that "all your heart" means with both your Good and Evil inclinations. Why is it necessary to tell us to serve Hashem with our Good inclination? The good inclination by its very nature moves us to do only good things!
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Rabbi Zvi Teichman relates an incident regarding Rav Moshe Mordechai Chodosh zt”l in an article titled Parshas VaEschanan - The Never Ending Song
At the funeral, his son, his successor, shared the ‘last shiur’ and lesson his father taught the family in his last days. As he lay on his deathbed, Reb Moshe constantly expressed that he was counting the days until the approaching Rosh Chodesh so that he may once again sing Hallel and proclaim the powerful sentiment of מה אשיב לד' כל תגמלוהי עלי, How can I repay G-d for all His kindness to me? One of his children challenged him by pleading that it was more appropriate to now cry out the prayer in Hallel of אנא ד' הושיעה נא, Please, G-d, save now! To which his father emphatically responded, “No! I long for the opportunity to chant ‘How can I repay G-d..!”