Anything we think we know about another person is limited, filtered by our intellectual and emotional attributes and perception.

It is nothing compared to the G‑dly potential inherent in every individual.

Sometimes, we are allowed a small glimpse of the unfurling of this potential when we least expect it. Perhaps someone we may have judged or categorized, or been hurt by, will surprise us with acts of courage and redemption, which are a total reworking of anything he or she may have seemed to have done until that moment.

In the lead-up to the final redemption, we will see more and more of these moments, as the true essence of everyone and everything becomes revealed.

Based on Tanya, Chapter 33, p. 231 bilingual edition citing the story of Rabbi Elazar ben Durdaya from Talmud, Avodah Zarah 17b; Tanya, Chapters 19, 30 and 32