The rabbi responded, "This celebration is for someone who has received a prestigious award for something he has accomplished. I am alone because the other guests are hundreds of miles away, celebrating with the recipient."
"Who," asked the passerbys, "is receiving this great award that warrants such a lavish banquet?"
"Sadly, I do not know the gentleman, nor his guests; but still I share in his great accomplishment and in his joy!" was the rabbi's generous response.
The moral of the story?
You tell me what you think!