The Baal Shem Tov, the eighteenth-century founder of the Hasidic movement, was once traveling in a wagon that was packed full with passengers. Even though there was no room to move, when he saw a hitchhiker on the road, he nonetheless urged the driver to stop and offer the fellow a ride. "But there's no room for anybody else," responded the driver.

"What are you talking about?" said the Baal Shem Tov. "All we need to do is to love each other just a little bit more, and there will be plenty of room."

David Aaron, Inviting God In