[2b middle] Mishnah: If a wall of a courtyard collapses, a joint owner can be compelled to help in rebuilding it to a height of four amos (cubits) [Gemarah: If it was standing previously and then it fell].
Tosephos: The wall needs to be put back the way it was because people become accustomed to acting certain ways and will continue to act habitually without thinking [R’ Rosner: Like forgetting to close the blinds when not acting or dressing properly for the public (since previously there was a wall or bushes blocking the view].
D-E-ep Thoughts: When we do actions repetitively they can become very robotic and second nature. Unfortunately, the more we do something the less we think about it. Although this may be useful for many physical tasks [ie: an assembly line], we must never let our minds drift away from actions involving spiritual pursuits. We must constantly refresh our hearts and minds to focus on Hashem by actively engaging our thoughts and speech to our Father in Heaven.
Today’s P.I.P. (Put Into Practice) TIP: The next time we Daven, pause and envision that we are standing before a King and using heartfelt words to plea and request gracious gifts for our families.