ON TODAY'S SITE:
Tzvi Freeman, Book of Genesis, Book of Psalms, Brother Wayne Teasdale
The scriptures say that man holds a unique position in God's creation.
A little less than the angels, yes, but mostly different, for it is man's
honor and responsibility not only to care for creation, but to imbue
it with transcendent meaning; transforming its material nature
by discovering the spiritual Life within it.
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Man sees a tree and the tree says, "I am here, I was
here, and I am nothing more but a thing that is here."
Man ponders and answers, "No! I give you a name!
You are 'tree,' you have beauty and you have a soul.
You point upwards and you say, 'There is something
higher, there is the One who gives me life
and gives me my very being.'"
And so Man goes on, until he has brought
the whole of creation down on its knees.
Man alone can accomplish what the angels cannot.
Man alone can discover the spiritual within the material.
Words and condensation by Tzvi Freeman
From the wisdom of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Courtesy of Chabad.org
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field
and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he
would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,
that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock,
the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field.
The Holy Bible
New International Version
When I behold your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars that You have set in place,
(I think) "What is frail man that You should remember
him, and the son of mortal man that You should be
mindful of him? Yet, You have made him but slightly
less than the angels, and crowned him with soul and
splendor. You give him dominion over Your handiwork,
You placed everything under his feet; sheep and cattle,
all of them, even the beasts of the field; the birds
of the sky and the fish of the sea; for (man)
even traverses the lanes of the sea.
The Stone Edition Tanach
The Last Word:
The encounter with beauty carries us
beyond this world to the summit of
consciousness, takes us through the
ordinary to the transcendent, breaking
through the temporal to what is
absolutely and eternally true.
Wayne Teasdale (1945-2004)
Catholic monk, author and teacher
Utterly Random Bonus Quote:
Angels are never rash;
they always exercise good judgment.
Excerpted from "The Angels' Little Instructions Book,"
by Eileen Elias Freeman
Warner Books, 2004
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