A tourist from America visited the famous Polish rabbi, Hafetz Chaim. He was astonished to see that the rabbi’s home was only a simple room filled with books. The only furniture was a table and a bench.
“Rabbi, where is your furniture?” asked the tourist.
“Where is yours?” replied Hafetz.
“Mine? But I’m only a visitor here. I’m only passing through.”
“So am I,” said the rabbi.