Some people were somewhat upset by Rebbe Shlomo’s almost–perfect record of being late for everything, and, in his holy and unique way of relieving tension he smilingly remarked, “My sweetest friends, I know that I’m constantly late, but I just don’t want to put the Messiah to shame.”
Many people tell us how to connect to our yesterdays, to the past. But we need holy teachers to teach us how to prepare ourselves for the Great Morning.This is what the world needs, a Great Morning. Everybody talks about what we did wrong yesterday, but so few people tell us how we can make a better tomorrow.
The Mashiach can only come for people who want the utmost light and holiness.
I want you to understand the deepest depths. The questions we were asking GYd before we went into exile were really deep intellectual questions about the Torah, about Mashiach, but we never asked GYd, “Please, do You know that I am here?” This is the deepest of all questions. We asked this only after we went into exile. I want you to know that Mashiach is the answer to this question.
You know, doesn’t GYd constantly ask us, “Do you really know that I am here?”
Laughter is really from the world to come. Not joy. Joy is from today. Laughter, holy laughter is from the world to come.
The beautiful thing is that when we come out of exile, we will realize that the exile was also very deep. We are not coming out of exile and leaving the exile behind. The real redemption is recognizing that the exile was redemption. This is really deep.
Rebbe Nachman says: When Mashiach comes people who, GYd forbid, hated each other will not only make peace with each other, but it will even be much deeper than that. They will look at each other and will not understand why they were angry at each other in the first place. “I loved you all the time. Why was I angry with you?”
Before Mashiach comes, ‘peace’ means: “I’m angry at you. I’m right, you’re wrong, but let’s make peace.” After Mashiach comes, I won’t have to “make peace,” because it will be clear to me that there always was peace between us.