“At the Moment”: Rabbi Mendel of Kotzk

Soon after the death of Rabbi Moshe, Rabbi Mendel of Kotzk asked one of his disciples:
“What was most important to your teacher?”
The disciple thought and then replied:
“Whatever he happened to be doing at the moment.”

Retold in The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Journey to WholenessErnest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham