“God is always present and one can be as near to Him as one chooses.
If one endeavors to approach Him by one’s own efforts, it is hopelessly impossible.
In relation to the infinite, even oral and spiritual qualities have no meaning.
It does not matter whether one is Moses, the Lawgiver, or an ordinary mortal.
All stand at the same zero point before God.
The great joy of the soul is savored when God comes to me, when the immeasurably great descends and fits Himself to my littleness.
And the miracle is that God remains with one always.
He becomes the one reality exceeding all else.”
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
From Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (forthcoming)