The Pious and the Wicked

From Jewish Literature

Al-Ahmadiyya, August 1979 Issue (Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 9)

A zaddik [Hasidic spiritual leader or guide] was asked:

“Why is it that the pious man seems less eager to persuade others to become virtuous than the impious man to gain companions in wickedness?”

He replied:

“The man of piety walks in light and is not afraid to walk alone, whereas the man of impiety walks in darkness and is anxious for company.”