The following is a letter submitted to Matzav.com by R’ Avrohom Zweiback. May R’ Avrohom have a refuah sheleimah:
Hi, it’s Avrohom Yisroel Yehoshua Zweiback. I would like to thank everyone for being mispallel for me. I just had my fourth relapse of ewing sarcoma in the spinal area and I am currently paralyzed from the waist down. Hashem will help and one day I will be able to walk and use my legs again.
I want to relate a moshol that I heard from Rav Moshe Rabinowitz shlita. A lady asked her husband to borrow oil from a neighbor, so he takes garbage bags and asked for oil. She says, “Sorry, wrong keili for oil. You need a cup.” Then she asks her husband for flour, so he goes with a yard shovel. Again he is told that it is the wrong keili.
A person goes to Hashem and says, “I need a bracha, like parnassah, yeshuos, and refuos.” Hashem says, “What should I pour it into? Ein kli machzik bracha ellah hashalom…the only way to get bracha is shalom (peace).”
I am asking whoever can to please make shalom, in personal matters or with friends, as a zechus for me. The reason why I picked shalom is that even though a person may be right, he tells Hashem, “I will make shalom anyway and therefore You should also look the other way even thought I did aveiros. In this case, AYY Zweiback doesn’t have the zechuyos and nissim on this magnitude, but since I am being mevater, You should also look the other way with ourselves and him.