Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blogging the Exodus Day 6: Freedom

It's my birthday today. Double Chai, which is lovely. And the building is closing due to an issue with our water (not too much for a change, but too little), so I'm just going to post briefly today, a quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel:

Our era marks the end of complacency. We all face the dilemma expressed by Moses: “I have put before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life.” Religion’s task is to cultivate disgust for violence and lies, sensitivity to other people’s suffering, the love of peace. God has a stake in the life of every man. He never exposes humanity to a challenge without giving humanity the power to face the challenge. Different are the languages of prayer, but the tears are the same. We have a vision in common of Him in whose compassion all men’s prayers meet. 
Heschel, Abraham Joshua (1997-05-16). Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (Kindle Locations 6326-6330). Macmillan. Kindle Edition. 

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