A disciple once asked: “Rabbi, what is a Jew’s task in this world?
The Rebbe answered: “The Jew is a lamp-lighter. In olden days, there was a person in every town who would go around igniting the gas street-lights with a flame he carried at the end of a long pole. The lamps were there in readiness just waiting to be lit! This is the sacred task of the Jew; our purpose is to ignite fire in the holy human spirit.
First you must start with yourself, becoming refined in character; then you will begin to see others as sources of light just waiting to be ignited.”
~A story from the late Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendl Schneerson .
Authored by Rabbi Annie Tucker, 12/2015
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