Many times in the course of farbrengens (public chassidic gatherings), the Rebbe, of righteous memory, would relate stories. The stories always included messages, lessons to be incorporated by the listeners into their daily lives.

I'd like to start a series of posts, titled The Rebbe Relates, wherein I'll share some of these stories that the Rebbe related on various occasions.

In the first story of this series, the Rebbe recounts an episode involving two sons of Rabbi Shmuel, the fifth Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe. The two young boys played a game of "Rebbe and Chassid," with the older son playing the role of Rebbe and the younger son that of the Chassid.

The game went somewhat awry when the younger son decided not to accept the advice that "the Rebbe" gave him. Click here to read why he refused the advice and the lesson we could all learn from this anecdote.