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Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Tell of His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised...

1 Chronicles 16: 23-25
New American Standard Bible



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Wonder or radical amazement is the chief characteristic of the
religious man's attitude toward history and nature. One attitude
is alien to his spirit: taking things for granted, regarding events
as a natural course of things...

Awareness of the divine begins with wonder...

In radical amazement, the Biblical man faces "the great things
and unsearchable, the wondrous things without number" (Job 5:9).

Excerpted from "Between God and Man: An Interpretation of Judaism,"
by Abraham J. Heschel
Free Press Paperbacks, 1997




There's a strange frenzy in my head, of birds flying,
each particle circulating on its own.
Is the one I love everywhere?


-Rumi (1207-1273)
Sufi poet and theologian




Rumi is such a God-intoxicated mystic -  a love mystic!
...There is no place he could look or be where he would not find his
Beloved, the Divine One...Do you wish to be similarly God-intoxicated?
Then follow the path outlined by Rumi's life, the single-minded quest for
baqa, Divine Union with God. Be in love with God beyond reason and
concepts, beyond sense and imagination. Allow yourself to be
taken into Allah's unity.

Excerpted from "The Mystic Hours,"
by Brother Wayne Teasdale
New World Library, 2004





Bless Thee, O Lord, for the living arc of the sky
over me this morning.

Bless Thee, O Lord, for the companionship of night
mist far above the skyscraper peaks I saw when I
woke once during the night.

Bless Thee, O Lord, for the laws Thou hast ordained
holding fast these tall oblongs of stone and steel,
holding fast the planet Earth in its course and
farther beyond the cycle of the Sun.

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
American poet, historian; Pulitzer Prize winner

 

 

And now, the Last Word:

The sense for the "miracles which are daily
with us," the sense for the "continual marvels,"
is the source of prayer. There is no worship, no
music, no love, if we take for granted the
blessings or defeats of living.


Abraham J. Heschel (1907-1972)
One of the most significant Jewish
theologians of the 20th century





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bonus quote:


I am defeated, and know it, if I meet any human being
from whom I find myself unable to learn anything.

George Herbert Palmer (1842-1933)
American scholar and author

 


On today's
Home Page:


Book of 1 Chronicles;
Abraham J. Heschel;
Rumi;
Wayne Teasdale;
Carl Sandburg


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