Thursday, August 10, 2006

Poverty Is What I Need

The Zlotchover Maggid was exceedingly poor, yet he always beamed with happiness. Once he was asked, "Rebbe, how can you truthfully recite the daily brocha, "Blessed are You, Hashem, our Lord, King of the universe, Who provided my every need", "You lack everything a human needs."

Replied the Zlotchover Maggid, "Evidently poverty is what I need, and I am well provided with that."

(Mayim Rabbim)