There is a Chassidic story about a Rebbe (Grand Rabbi) and his small young son. The boy comes into his father's study, crying. Why do you cry my boy, asks the Grand Rabbi?
I wanted to play with the older boys today. There is no one my age about. They told me we could play hide and seek. I would go hide, and they would count to fifty to give me time to conceal myself. Then they would come and try to find me.
I hid. And I waited, for half an hour. Then it was clear they had no intention of seeking me. They just wanted to get rid of me, and play without me.
It hurts my feelings that they did that.
The Rebbe hears this, and he breaks down and begins weeping.
This confuses his five year old son. He tells his father, I am crying because I am five, and my feelings are hurt. But you are the Grand Rabbi (Rebbe) of this community, Why do you carry on so over what young boys do?
You must understand something, says the Rebbe. What happened to you is what G-d Himself experiences.
G-d will hide Himself from view and use inactivity of His Hand in in human history from time to time. He wants to see who cares enough to seek Him out?
If you elect to live the life religious, do you care enough to seek out G-d? If so, where do you look?
Peace and Blessings to Seekers and Non-Seekers Alike. Enoch.