Abraham Joshua Heschel quote…

12 10 2008

Edited 11.21.08 ——————-

If you found your way to this blog via the blog (cyberquran.wordpress) of Sifr Nil (“empty nothing” ?) welcome.  I haven’t any idea who he or she is… only that the Omega link on Sura six probably brought you here.  Maybe there is some clue in “Abraham Joshua Heschel” that you need in order to unlock Sura zero.  Or maybe not.  Best of luck to you… if you know anything maybe you could drop a comment here too.  The Grace and Peace of God be with you

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With today being Sunday, I’m not reading or doing any work for classes. (Though I was tempted to do a bit of Greek studying earlier… must … resist…). However, this abstaining from class work does not mean that I am keeping from reading altogether. I picked up (off of my shelf) a book I had started once before – Abraham Joshua Heschel’s “God in Search of Man.” – and came across this wonderful quote in the first paragraph…

“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.”

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4 responses

15 10 2008
J Fry

that is an amazing quote. thanks for that…it’s a great reminder.

16 10 2008
Phil S.

How’s your new organizational tool working?

I probably need to try something similar…

20 10 2008
Tim

It’s working out fairly well… though there are a couple of sections that I’ve neglected or not utilized. (Or maybe I just can’t figure out how to use them).

28 10 2008
mlbeck

good stuff

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