In memory of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok ben R' Zalman Yuda Deitsch OBM
Belief sometimes remains remote, instead of being integrated into the self. This is illustrated in the observation of our Sages that "a burglar ... calls out to G-d [to make his endeavors prosper!]." To be consistent, surely he should either steal or pray. But both?! Chasidism explains that his simultaneous self-contradiction doesn't mean that he doesn't believe: the problem is only that his belief remains distant and academic, instead of being integrated into his consciousness. Accordingly, in addition to believing in Moshiach, every Jew is obliged to await his imminent coming, in a manner that is internalized within himself.