Friday, August 28, 2009

all things.

"this is one of the goals of the Jewish way of living: to experience commonplace deeds as spiritual adventures, to feel hidden love and wisdom in all things."

- abraham joshua heschel

Thursday, August 27, 2009


"we have no words to describe the glory; we have no adequate way of knowing it. yet what is decisive is not our knowing it but our awareness of being known by it."

-abraham joshua heschel.

Monday, August 24, 2009


"it is customary to blame secular science and anti-religious philosophy for the eclipse of religion in modern society. It would be more honest to blame religion for its own defeats. religion declined not because it was refuted, but because it became irrelevant, dull, oppressive, insipid. when faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendor of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion -- its message becomes meaningless."

-abraham joshua heschel

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Watchmen on the wall

"If we would accept that God can be entirely trusted, and that what we do not know is full of wonder, than we could trade in our anxiety for anticipation. Because if we are fearful over what we do not know, than here's what we're doing; fear that is laden with anxiety says we are expecting something from satan more than we are from God. God does not give us a spirit of fear. When we're anxious and full of fear about the future, we are more frightened of what the enemy has lying in wait for us than we are of was God has for us. A watchman on the wall is full of hope, because he knows it's a matter of time. What is yet to be revealed is going to be worth the wait, and it will come with the exhileration and thrill of expectancy. We need to make the willfull decision: I will trade in my anxiety for anticipation, and sit like a watchman on the wall who says, 'my King, my King cometh.'" - Beth Moore