Chazal said, “This world is like a wedding banquet – grab and eat!” We must never wait for a “better time” to fulfill our spiritual obligations, but must grab whatever we can now, even in the middle of our disorganized lives, because if we wait until everything “settles down,” we lose a great deal in the meantime. We have to recall this countless times. Life has its cycles. Sometimes things go our way and sometimes not. We must be able to serve God in all situations, even when times are difficult.
The Mishna in Pirkei Avos says: “Don’t say, I will study when I have time, for perhaps you will never have time.”
The Kotzker Rebbe commented on this, “Perhaps that is the very thing that God wants from you, to study when you do not have the time.” ~ R’ Yaakov Meir Schechter