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What You Are Needed For

November 3, 2011

Many years ago there was a very wealthy man who was a pillar of his community. He was very charitable and many came to him for loans, advice, investments in their business, and just to be around him. One day through no fault of his own he lost everything.  Now no one came and he was left to be alone with his sadness.

He became very depressed. So one day he went to see his spiritual leader Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), known as the Alter Rebbe. He presented his letter to the Rebbe outlining the help he was seeking.  The Rebbe read the letter and looked up at him and said “I see you have given a great deal of thought as to what it is that you need, but have you given any thought as to what it is that you are needed for?”

“Once you have found that which you are needed for you will have all that you need”

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