Torah, Deuteronomy 21:07 – 21:08: And they shall announce and say, “Our hands did not shed this blood, nor did our eyes see [this crime].” “Atone for Your people Israel, whom You have redeemed, O Lord, and lay not [the guilt of] innocent blood among your people Israel.” And [so] the blood shall be atoned for them
The elders that symbolize the upper qualities of a person turn to the Creator because they understand that the Creator has given them problems on purpose, so that they would determine to what extent they are still not perfect. Therefore, the appeal to the Creator attracts the Reforming Light.
Of course, they don’t do it for themselves because the upper qualities of a person are at the level of bestowal.The Creator effects through them the lower qualities, and through the lower qualities, He effects the elders.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/21/16