Shema: 6 Relationship Part Four
Of course, there is going to be a price to our relationship with God and this price is spelled out in the Shema. But God is also saying here, “I want you.” And this is also spelled out—in the blessings before the Shema. From this we see the structure of building a solid, healthy relationship with the Creator of the world.
We can’t see God; we can’t touch Him. Yet, He keeps reaching out to us, wanting a relationship with us. The way we experience this relationship is through the commandments of the Torah, and this is the theme of the Shema.