The Rav taught me something years ago when he said, “When people come to you and say things, listen carefully because everybody’s giving you a message. If there is one thing that is so important, it is to really listen, and listen well.”
Once, I was sitting at a dinner and the waiter came to our table, eager to talk with us. As far I know, this waiter had never studied anything spiritual, and certainly not Kabbalah.
But he started telling us a story: “Five years ago, I left my family in the Ukraine. And even though it is painful, I know that we’re going to be together again because I remember I read that right before the Messiah comes, Elijah the Prophet will come and take the hearts of the children back to their parents, and the hearts of the parents will go back to their children.”
As I sat there with my two boys, I thought, “Isn’t that interesting? But why is he telling us this particular story?”
Before I could finish my thought, the waiter continued, “You know, God is very simple.”