By Anash.org staff
48 years ago today. It was 24 Elul, 5731/1971, and the Rebbe had just finished speaking to the ladies. The Rebbe was walking out of the shul in 770 when he stopped and pointed at something.
The Rebbe pointed to a small piece of paper on an otherwise, clean floor. You might say to yourself: “The floor is clean, for the most part, it’s just one small piece of paper…”
But the Rebbe noticed it. Despite seeing the “big picture,” the Rebbe was bothered by a small piece of paper no less than a much larger mess.
And it wasn’t just a one-time thing. There were many such instances, where the Rebbe would comment to the mazkir about the cleanliness of the shul.
Aside from the importance of keeping our shuls in order – both spiritually and physically – it also reminds us that despite focusing on the “big things,” little things matter too. Oftentimes, it’s those little things that make all the difference in the world.