He who craves the light of God neglects his ease for ardor, his life for love—knowing that contentment is the shadow not the light. The great yearning that sweeps eternity is a yearning to praise, a yearning to serve.  And when the waves of that yearning swell in our souls all the barriers are pushed aside: the crust of callousness, the hysteria of vanity, the orgies of arrogance.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel, born this day in 1907


Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but the endless, tameless pilgrimage of hearts.


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