A wonderful phrase
I studied with a great rabbi today who shared with us a great saying from the Talmud: "Olam k'minhago noheg," which means, the universe continues along according to its custom (or literally, since I love literal translations, "The world, as is its custom, keeps on doing the customary things.") It's what Creation does.
The rabbis ask, "If a man stole a measure of wheat and sowed it in the ground, it would be right that the wheat not grow. After all, it is stolen. But, say the rabbis, the world pursues its own course. This is the way of nature."
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