"And His mercies extend to all of His works" – Part 2

Our Rabbi, Ha-Rav Tzvi Yehudah Ha-Cohain Kook

Our Rabbi once suddenly stared at a placemat on the table and intently watched an ant walking. He said in amazement and excitement: "Look, how wonderful! This is a little ant, who hardly has place for its brain to decide whether to turn right or left, frontwards or backwards." He was amazed with an innocence as if it was the first time he was seeing an ant. He did not want to clear the table in order not to disturb it, rather he related about the wisdom of Shlomo who taught about the ways of the ants (Mishlei 6:6 explained by Chullin 57b).

When our Rabbi saw ants on the stairs to the entrance to his house, he wanted the person escorting him to be careful not to step on them.